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Wan-li: Year 3, Month 11, Day 27

28 Dec 1575

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The pirate Lin Feng again attacked Fu-jian but, being unsuccessful, came again to Guang-dong, but he left his ships at Wang Port, which he had made his lair. The Ministry of War proposed: "The campaigns against the Yao and the Zhuang in Guang-dong should be temporarily halted and the forces combined against Feng in Fu-jian. Also his lair should be sought out and his forces eliminated so as to remove the root of the evil. It is proposed that the Fu-jian and Guang-dong supreme commanders, grand coordinators and grand defenders firmly supervise their local naval forces to coordinate in destroying the pirate. Only when there is not even a plank of wood or length of sail remaining should they be permitted to withdraw their forces. There should be no more talk of pacification, as that will lead us to repeat the calamities of the past." An Imperial order was issued approving this.

Shen-zong: juan 44.8a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 98, page 999

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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-3-month-11-day-27, accessed October 22, 2019