Entry

Wan-li: Year 44, Month 4, Day 17

31 May 1616

Next Entry >>
<< Previous Entry

The Yun-nan Regional Inspecting Censor Wu Ying-qi memorialized requesting the provision of a seal to Duo An-jing of the Long-chuan Pacification Commission, saying: "The state, in controlling the yi and the di, uses but the two elements of punishment and reward. Previously, Duo An-min turned his back on the Han and gave allegiance to Ava-Burma, thus choosing to make himself subject to Heaven's punishment. Duo An-jing put righteousness above family relations and returned their allegiance to the Court. Thereby, the yi areas saw peace. The seal has been temporarily stored in Teng-yue Subprefecture awaiting Duo An-jing's establishment as ruler and the request that it be issued. Now, An-jing is an adult and the various yi are happy to come to allegiance. We should use this opportunity to issue the seal, so as to demonstrate the Court's kindness to those in the distance."

Shen-zong: juan 544.4a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 120, page 10331

Next Entry >>
<< Previous Entry

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-44-month-4-day-17, accessed October 23, 2019