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Wan-li: Year 8, Month 8, Day 25

3 Oct 1580

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The Jian-bu-zhai chieftain Zheng Qing captured the rebellious bandit Yang Si and presented him [to the Court] together with a gold memorial, [elephant] tusks and bee's-wax. [Yang] Si was a member of the fugitive bandit Lin Dao-qian's gang. Previously, Geng Ding-xiang, the grand coordinator of Fu-jian, came to know through spies that [Lin] Dao-qian had left Siam. The Jian-bu-zhai chieftain was instructed to make plans to capture him. The chieftain, on reading the instructions, captured [Yang] Si. He also returned the former soldier Chen Ting-cai and others and requested permission to offer tribute to the Court. The officials of the ministry said: "We should wait until [Lin] Dao-qian is captured and only then discuss this request." The Emperor approved this.

Shen-zong: juan 103.3b-4a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 101, page 2024/25

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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-8-month-8-day-25, accessed October 20, 2019