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Wan-li: Year 7, Month 1, Day 11

6 Feb 1579

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The Yun-nan Censor Chen Wen-sui proposed reviving a post of assistant regional commander, to be based in the three pacification commissions. The Ministry of War re-submitted the memorial, noting: "Since the Yong-chang general administration circuit assistant regional commander position was abolished and the positions of prefect and vice prefect were re-established, the yi people have been at peace and secure. Why is there a need to establish a commander's post in the three pacification commissions? The function of the Lin-an assistant regional commander was to defend against and capture the Mu-bu and for restraining Annam. His function was not the control of the Mang. Now the Eastern yi are at peace. A commandant is sufficient to control them. The assistant regional commander has become a superfluous post. It is proposed that the Jin-chi/Lan-cang commandant be transferred to Teng-yue to coordinate with the yi-pacifying vice prefect in investigating and handling the yi situation. If there is nothing untoward, he should supervise the Yong-chang and Teng-chong defence officials in their training of the Han and native government troops as well as the yi troops, so that they can display military might. Also, the Jin-chi/Teng-chong military defence circuit vice commissioner should be made responsible for touring and inspecting, as well as with investigating achievements and offences." The proposals were approved.

Shen-zong: juan 83.2b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 100, page 1748

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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-7-month-1-day-11, accessed November 20, 2019