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Jia-jing: Year 27, Month 9, Day 29

30 Oct 1548

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The Censor-in-chief and Maritime Route Inspector Zhu Wan was rewarded with silver and silks. Previously, pirates had long occupied the Shuang Yu Islands and they had encouraged and led fan bandits in robbing and plundering. During the second month, Wan sent a secret despatch to Lu Tang, regional military commissioner of the Fu-jian Regional Military Commission, and others, to take light ships and to hasten directly to Hai-men Guard in Wen-zhou to spy on the pirates. There, they combined with the Zhe-jiang forces and attacked, defeating the pirates. The pirates then fled to other islands. When the victory was advised, the Ministry of War stated: "Wan's victory should be recorded first. The censor should then be instructed to further investigate and advise on the other achievements and transgressions." This was approved.

* For other untranslated references to Zhu Wan, see Shi-zong Shi-lu juan 338.1a-b; juan 346.1a-b; and juan 347.5a.

Shi-zong: juan 340.7a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 85, page 6199/200

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Geoff Wade, translator, Southeast Asia in the Ming Shi-lu: an open access resource, Singapore: Asia Research Institute and the Singapore E-Press, National University of Singapore, http://epress.nus.edu.sg/msl/reign/jia-jing/year-27-month-9-day-29, accessed December 11, 2019