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Long-qing: Year 6, Month 8, Day 27

3 Oct 1572

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The Censor Yang Yi-gui, regional inspector of Guang-dong, memorialized: "... There has been proposals to pacify the pirate Lin Feng through negotiation and settle him in Hui-zhou. Feng's gang does not exceed 500-600 persons, but without a major force it will be difficult to exterminate it. [Lin] urges the government to arrange negotiated pacification, but still appears and disappears, plundering and killing as he goes. In such a situation, wanting to pacify him through negotiation again is like raising a tiger, and will lead to future calamities..."

Shen-zong: juan 4.22a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 96, page 0179/180

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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/long-qing/year-6-month-8-day-27, accessed October 17, 2019