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Wan-li: Year 40, Month 9, Day 7

1 Oct 1612

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coastal defence put forward by Zhang Ming-gang, supreme commander of Guang-dong/Guang-xi: "...2. The bay yi are guileful, cunning and unpredictable. We should shift the Hu-tou Imperial Commissioner (欽總) and station him at Ying-er-pu. Also, at Tang-ji Bay and other places we should build walls of stone as gates and have armoured men guard them. The remaining troops should be spread out, so that they can arrest offenders or provide assistance as required. 3. Jiu-ying, Yong-mo, Xiang-shan and Hao-jing are each separated by 50 li. It is proposed that we select 400 troops from the regional military commissioner and the maritime route command, choose a general to train them, and transfer them to guard the area, so that they can be used together with the various troops under the Imperial Commissioner in guarding the state farms and providing defence. 4. We must firmly prohibit people in the inner territory giving residence to or assisting the Fo-liang(佛良) and other yi . We must again make known the prohibition against trading with them. If this is not effective, we must cut them off (絕之)....." All measures were implemented as proposed.

Shen-zong: juan 499.3b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 118, page 9416

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Preferred form of citation for this entry:

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-40-month-9-day-7, accessed December 11, 2019