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Yong-le: Year 1, Month 8, Day 8

25 Aug 1403

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Officials were sent to confer patterned fine silks and silk gauzes interwoven with gold thread, as appropriate, upon the kings of the various countries of Korea, Annam, Champa, Siam, Ryukyu, Cambodia, Java, Xi-yang and Samudera. The Messengers Lu Rang and Qiu Zhi went as envoys to Annam, the Surveillance Vice Commissioner Wen Liang-fu and the Messenger Ning Shan went as envoys to Java, Xi-yang and Samudera. The Supervising Secretary Wang Zhe and the Messenger Cheng Wu went as envoys to Siam, the Messengers Jiang Bin-xing and Wang Shu want as envoys to Champa and Cambodia, the Messengers Bian Xin and Liu Yuan (Alt: Liu Kang) went as envoys to Ryukyu, while the Han-lin Academy Editorial Assistant Wang Yan-ling and the Messenger Cui Bin want as envoys to Korea. A set of ramie-silk clothing and 25 ding of paper money were conferred upon these officials. The envoys to Korea were also given another set of clothing as well as furs and fox-skin hats.

Tai-zong: juan 22.2b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 10, page 408

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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/yong-le/year-1-month-8-day-8-0, accessed September 18, 2019