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Yong-le: Year 16, Month 5, Day 7

10 Jun 1418

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The envoy Wei Shu and others who had been sent by Yang Wei-xi-sha, the Western king of the country of Java, presented a memorial, white parrots and local products. Previously, the guard soldier Wang Zhou-zhen and others who were following the Imperial envoys to the Western Sea (西海), were blown in their ship to the country of Fan-su-er, where they were detained by the fan people. When Zhen Ban, the head of the Javanese village, heard of this, he ransomed Zhou-zhen and the others with gold, and sent them to where the [Javanese] king resided. The king then consigned them to Wei Shu to bring back. The Emperor praised him and commanded the Ministry of Rites to feast and reward Wei Shu and the others. Also, Imperial orders of commendation and encouragement, as well as 55 bolts of patterned fine silks and silk gauzes interwoven with gold thread were conferred upon the king of the country. Twenty four bolts of patterned fine silks and silk gauzes were conferred upon Zhen Ban.

Tai-zong: juan 200.2b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 14, page 2084

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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-16-month-5-day-7, accessed October 23, 2019