Entry

Tian-qi: Year 6, Month 1, Day 27

23 Feb 1626

Next Entry >>
<< Previous Entry

Sun Yuan-hua, a secretary in the Ministry of War, memorialized requesting permission to use the Western Ocean platform cannon devices (西洋臺銃法) ... An Imperial order was issued noting: "Examine the existing Western Ocean cannons to determine whether or not they can be used, and investigate whether or not the instructors have taught people how to fire the cannons. Then make arrangements for defending the city walls." * Further, untranslated references to "Western Ocean" cannons can be found at Xi-zong juan 68.30a-31a and juan 69.20b.

Xi-zong: juan 67.19a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 131, page 3203

Next Entry >>
<< Previous Entry

Preferred form of citation for this entry:

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-6-month-1-day-27, accessed October 20, 2020