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Wan-li: Year 30, Month 3, Day 22

13 May 1602

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The commissioned taxation supervisor Zhang An-min in Teng-yue Subprefecture, Yun-nan, acted oppressively towards officials and the people, and the region was provoked to rebellion. Depots and houses were set ablaze and An-min was burnt to death. The grand coordinator and the regional inspector advised. An Imperial command was issued, noting: "Previously, several Imperial orders were issued requiring that all despatched personnel handle matters carefully and peacefully. Zhang An-min provoked rebellion and this led to his death. What pity does he deserve! However, those who participated in the rebellion must be subject to the law, while the masses should be shown lenience. Order the grand coordinator and the regional inspector to join with the taxation supervisors in seeking out and arresting the chief evil-doers, and punishing them in accordance with the law. The remainder who followed them should be not be prosecuted."

Shen-zong: juan 370.9b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 112, page 6940

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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-30-month-3-day-22, accessed November 20, 2019