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Yong-le: Year 6, Month 10, Day 20

7 Nov 1408

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The Jiao-zhi Regional Commissioner Zhang Qin died. Qin had his origins in Chao County and he inherited his father's post as guard commander of the Yun-nan Right Guard. In the fourth year of the Yong-le reign (1406/07), he followed the Qian-guo Duke Mu Sheng on the expedition against Annam. Once, while leading an advance force of 1,000 mounted men and spying on the bandits at Qi-luo Sea-port, his force suddenly came across bandits. Qin bravely raised his lance and advanced. They did battle several times after which the bandits fled in defeat. A soldier in his force Li Bao-bao pursued and captured the false Wei-guo Prince Li Cheng and two of his sons. When Annam was pacified, Qin was promoted to commissioner of the Jiao-zhi Regional Military Commission.

Tai-zong: juan 84.4a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 11, page 1123/24

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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-20, accessed November 15, 2019