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Wan-li: Year 19, Month 11, Day 20

4 Jan 1592

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The Vice Minister Liu Ji-wen, supreme commander of Guang-dong/Guang-xi, put forward proposals on guarding against the Japanese: "..... As to the `bay yi' gathering in the inner territory, the dangers cannot be predicted. It is appropriate that taxation and inspection depots (抽盤廠) be constructed outside Ao-men in the areas of Xiang-shan, Da-bu (Alt: Da-po) and Yong-mo. When the [sailing] season arrives, a vice magistrate should be based at Xin-an and an assistant prefect should be based at Yong-mo. At the end of each season they should be withdrawn..."

Shen-zong: juan 242.9b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 106, page 4520

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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-19-month-11-day-20, accessed October 23, 2019