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Tian-qi: Year 4, Month 7, Day 11

24 Aug 1624

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The Liang-chao cong-xin lu records: The "red yi" attacked and harassed Fu-jian. In recent years, they had again linked up with the Japanese and colluded with evil and cunning local people. They dared to engage in burning and plunder in the regions of Xi-liao and Gu-lei, while our commanders and troops dawdled, shrank back and did not advance against them. There was not even one day of peace. At this time, the Grand Coordinator Nan Ju-yi requested that an Imperial order be issued making clear rewards and punishments so as to vitalize the country's majesty and embolden people's hearts. He also personally inspected the coast and proposed strengthened defence and the fortifying of strategic points, severe punishment for those having contact with the Japanese, a prohibition against unapproved departure from the shore and a prohibition against illegal trading. It can be said that the grand coordinator performed creditably in Fu-jian's efforts to ensure security.

Xi-zong (Liang): juan 44.1a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 129, page 2413

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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/tian-qi/year-4-month-7-day-11-0, accessed August 12, 2020