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Wan-li: Year 4, Month 3, Day 20

18 Apr 1576

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The Vice Minister Ling Yun-yi, supreme commander of Guang-dong/Guang-xi reported that the Guang-dong bandit Lin Feng had left his forces and fled to the fan, and that the 2,000 remnant members of the gang had been pacified through negotiation and dispersed. The report was sent to the Ministry of War, which noted: "It is said that Feng has fled far away. We should allow the adoption of appropriate measures as necessary or arrange defences against him. As the bandit gang has been completely dispersed and the area is at peace, under the regulations, achievements and rewards should be discussed. It is noted that when Feng was in Luzon, if it were not for those in Fu-jian indirectly sending instructions to the yi, would he have fled? Also, when his gang members returned to Chao-zhou, if those in Guang-dong had not brought them to negotiated surrender, would peace have been achieved? The facts appear contradictory, but actually fit together logically. All those involved should be investigated and ranked accordingly, while those who have worked hard in carrying out their duties should be encouraged." This was approved.

Shen-zong: juan 48.10a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 98, page 1107

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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-3-day-20, accessed July 22, 2017