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Xuan-de: Year 9, Month 10, Day 14

14 Nov 1434

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The Che-li/Jing-an Pacification Superintendency was abolished and the Che-li Military and Civilian Pacification Superintendency was re-established. During the Hong-wu reign (1368-98), the Che-li Military and Civilian Pacification Superintendency was established and it was ordered that the native-official Dao Xian-da be appointed as pacification superintendent. When Dao Xian-da died, his son Dao Geng-meng inherited the post. Dao Geng-meng died, but his son Dao Ba-xian was still a juvenile. Thus, his uncle Dao Pa-han acted in the post. Dao Pa-han then died and Dao Nong, the son of the former husband of Dao Pa-han's younger brother's wife, took over the acting post. The yi people did not accept this and they drove Dao Nong away. The military and civilian pacification superintendency was subsequently abolished. In the 17th year of the Yong-le reign (1419/20), the Jing-an Pacification Superintendency was established and it was ordered that Dao Ba-gong be appointed as pacification superintendent. By the sixth year of the Xuan-de reign (1431/32), Dao Ba-xian had matured and he requested permission from the Court to inherit his father's post, and that the Che-li Military and Civilian Pacification Superintendency be re-established. At this time, Dao Ba-gong advised: "Jing-an was formerly Che-li's territory. If the region is divided into two, the people will certainly struggle to seize the other's territory. It is requested that they be combined into one and that tribute be paid in accordance with the former precedents." The Emperor approved the request and subsequently abolished Che-li/Jing-an Pacification Superintendency and again established the Che-li Military and Civilian Pacification Superintendency. It was ordered that both Dao Ba-gong and Dao Ba-xian be appointed pacification superintendents. Envoys were sent to take a verification tally, Imperial orders and patterned fine silks to confer upon them and also to require them to hand back the Jing-an Pacification Superintendency seal and gold warrant.

Xuan-zong: juan 113.6a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 21, page 2549/50

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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/xuan-de/year-9-month-10-day-14, accessed September 23, 2019