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Yong-le: Year 6, Month 10, Day 1

19 Oct 1408

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She-yang-gai, who had been sent by his grandfather, Zhan-ba Di-lai, the king of the country of Champa, presented a memorial and offered as tribute elephants and local products to express gratitude for Imperial kindness. The Emperor spoke to the officials of the Ministry of Rites, saying: "Recently, when we subdued Jiao-zhi, the king of Champa despatched troops to assist in restraining the bandits. Now, he has sent his grandson and it is appropriate that he be treated with great ceremony." Thus, 200 liang of silver, 100 ding of paper money, ramie-silk, silk gauzes and clothing made of silk interwoven with threads of gold were conferred upon She-yang-gai. His attendants were rewarded as appropriate. When they were about to depart on their return to their country, a gold seal, 100 liang of fine gold, 500 liang of silver, 50 bolts of brocades, fine silks and silk gauzes and 100 bolts of variegated damasks were conferred upon the king Zhan-ba Di-lai. Orders of praise and encouragement were also conferred upon him.

Tai-zong: juan 84.1a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 11, page 1117

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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-6-month-10-day-1-0, accessed September 19, 2019