Wan-li: Year 25, Month 7, Day 16
28 Aug 1597
The Fu-jian Regional Inspector Jin Xue-zeng put forward four proposals on maritime defences: "1. Guarding the key places. The Japanese attack Fu-jian from Zhe-jiang, and it is necessary to deploy divisional naval forces (分艐) from Chen-qian and Nan-ji. The two islands of Tai-shan and Shuang-shan are important entry points. I have already ordered the Northern Route Assistant regional Commander to lead the naval commanders in defending these areas. Also, from Peng-hu to Quan-zhou is only one day's journey, and from there they can go anywhere. I am concerned that the Japanese will occupy it. It is proposed that a mobile corps commander from the Southern Route proceed to guard [Peng-hu] during the sailing season...." The Ministry re-submitted the memorial and the implementation of the measures was approved.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 110, page 5842