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Yong-le: Year 2, Month 1, Day 19

29 Feb 1404

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The people were prohibited from going to sea. At this time, the coastal residents of Fu-jian were privately loading up ocean-going ships and communicating with foreign countries. Thereby piratical attacks had ensued and the prefectures and counties advised. Subsequently, an order was issued prohibiting private ocean-going ships, requiring that the existing ocean-going ships be all turned into "flat-topped" ships (平頭船) and that the local officials prevent people from coming and going by ship.

Tai-zong: juan 27.4b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 10, page 498

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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-2-month-1-day-19, accessed November 17, 2019