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Jia-jing: Year 8, Month 10, Day 7

7 Nov 1529

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Previously, the Fo-lang-ji person Huo-zhe Ya-san and others were executed and the Guang-dong authorities barred the ships coming from Annam, Melaka and the various other fan. These ships then secretly achored at Zhang-zhou and engaged in private trade there. At this time, Lin Fu, a vice minister and superintendent of Guang-dong/Guang-xi memorialized on this matter. The memorial was sent to the Ministry of War, which proposed: "Annam and Melaka have long been part of `the within', and regulations allowing them to trade are contained in the Ancestral Instructions and the Collected Statutes. The Fo-lang-ji first came during the Zheng-de reign (1506-1521), but as Ya-san and others acted in illegal ways, they were executed and the Fo-lang-ji were driven off and barred. How can all of the fan ships be barred because of this? Further, Guang-dong has a Maritime Trade Supervisorate, while Zhang-zhou has none. Now Guang-dong has improperly barred those who should not be barred and Zhang-zhou has not prohibited those who should be prohibited. It is requested that Guang-dong be instructed to examine the fan ships which arrive and not prohibit those which the regulations allow to trade, and that Zhang-zhou be instructed to drive away the ships which are there, and not allow such ships to anchor." This was approved.

Shi-zong: juan 106.5a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 76, page 2507

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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-8-month-10-day-7, accessed November 18, 2018