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Jing-tai: Year 3, Month 5, Day 1

19 May 1452

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The attendant minister Ya-lie Mai Shang-geng and others who had been sent by Ba-la-wu, the king of the country of Java, came to Court and offered tribute of local products. A banquet as well as biao-li of variegated silks, suits of ramie-silk clothing and other goods were conferred upon them. It was also ordered that Shang-geng and the others take Imperial orders and biao-li of variegated silks to confer, on their return, on their king and his consort. Shang-geng and the others requested that they be rewarded with headwear and belts. Consequently, various types of headwear as well as gold and silver filigree belts, as appropriate, were conferred upon them.

Ying-zong: juan 216.1a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 33, page 4641

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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/jing-tai/year-3-month-5-day-1, accessed January 21, 2021