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Wan-li: Year 10, Month 11, Day 3

27 Nov 1582

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Previously, the Guang-dong forces had repeatedly inflicted damage on the Japanese [pirates]. However, the Dan pirate Liang Ben-hao collected forces and joined together with Japanese to engage in burning and looting of county towns. The pernicious acts extended for a long period of time. The Supreme Commander and Minister Chen Rui then attacked and defeated him, beheading Ben-hao. Subsequently, over 1,600 Japanese who had been captured were executed and over 200 Japanese ships and Dan boats were scuttled. This completely eliminated the scourge....

Shen-zong: juan 130.1b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 102, page 2416

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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/wan-li/year-10-month-11-day-3, accessed October 23, 2019