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Wan-li: Year 4, Month 2, Day 3

3 Mar 1576

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The Censor Guo Ting-wu, regional inspector of Yun-nan, advised: " The native officials in Yun-nan, when they come across fields in neighbouring areas, offer high prices as bait, and the yi people vie to sell them their land. The former fields are thereby being turned into private farm-steads and the people become soldiers of the farm-steads. Thus, good people are being encroached against and are falling into arrears in their grain payments. Stern orders should be sent to the various native officials advising that if they transgress borders in order to establish farm-steads or if evil persons sell their land, first the property and the funds involved will be confiscated by the state, and then the offenders will be subject to heavy penalties." This was approved.

Shen-zong: juan 47.4b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 98, page 1062

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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-4-month-2-day-3-1, accessed October 19, 2019