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Yong-le: Year 6, Month 9, Day 28

17 Oct 1408

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The Eunuch Director Zheng He and others were sent with Imperial orders to proceed as envoys to the countries of Calicut, Melaka, Samudera, Aru, Jia-yi-le, Java, Siam, Champa, Cochin, A-bo-ba-dan, Xiao Ke-lan, Nan-wu-li, and Gan-ba-li. They were also to confer brocades, fine silks and silk gauzes upon the kings of these countries.

Tai-zong: juan 83.3b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 11, page 1114

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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-9-day-28, accessed September 23, 2017