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Jing-tai: Year 5, Month 5, Day 10

5 Jun 1454

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Previously, the Mu-bang Pacification Superintendent Han Gai-fa had died. As Han Luo-fa was Gai-fa's eldest son, the chieftain Dao Ban-fang and others recommended that he inherit the post. A clansman (族人) Si Ken-fa and others did not agree with this and wanted Han Guo-fa's uncle Han Song to inherit the post. They thus coerced Dao Ban-fang and so on, raised troops and plotted to kill Han Luo-fa. Thereupon Han Luo-fa fled into hiding in the territory of Meng-geng, from where he sent people to the Yun-nan regional commander's headquarters to advise of the situation and seek assistance. The Vice Commissioner-in-chief Mu Lin and others advised the Court of this. A proclamation was issued requiring the Commissioner-in-chief Hu Zhi, assistant regional commander of the left, to deploy troops and proceed to pacify and instruct them. When Zhi arrived in their territory, he instructed them as to what would bring calamity and what would bring prosperity. Si Ken-fa and Dao Ban-fang were frightened. Zhi instructed them to take an oath in accordance with their customs and disband. Han Luo-fa was still hiding in the area of Meng-du-man. As Meng-du-man was close to Long-chuan, Zhi instructed the Long-chuan Pacification Commission to send 200 yi troops to escort him in rotation. When the events were advised, a proclamation was issued requiring that the regional commander and so on ensure that their troops were in full readiness.

Ying-zong: juan 241.4b-5a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 34, page 5248/49

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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-5-month-5-day-10, accessed August 13, 2020