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Yong-le: Year 11, Month 12, Day 4

26 Dec 1413

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Wang Ping, administration commissioner of the right in the Jiao-zhi Provincial Administration Commission, died. Ping had his origins in Xi County in Guang Subprefecture. During the Hong-wu reign (1368/98) he was a student in the National University......He was then recommended for promotion to administration vice commissioner of the left in Fu-jian and was ordered to accompany the Ying-guo Duke on expedition to Jiao-zhi. After matters were settled, he was promoted to administration commissioner of the right for Jiao-zhi. At the time, the Qing-hua Prefecture man bandits were obstructing culture. Ping, together with the Commissioner-in-chief Huang Zhong, went to pacify the area. The people thereby were able to enjoy a secure existence. On returning to Jiao-zhi, Ping died. It was said that as a man, Ping was unyielding and not tolerant. He was harsh in his administration, but he never accepted private presents. However, in Jiao-zhi, he indulged in wine and the pleasures of the flesh.

Tai-zong: juan 146.1a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 13, page 1719

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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-11-month-12-day-4, accessed October 17, 2019