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Zheng-tong: Year 1, Month Intercalary 6, Day 28

10 Aug 1436

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The envoy and trading manager (財富) Ba-zhi Man-rong from the country of Java, said: "Originally, I was surnamed Hong, with the given name Mao-zai and I hailed from Long-qi County in Fu-jian. I engaged in fishing as an occupation but was captured by the Japanese (番倭). Escaping from them, I made my way to Java where I changed my name to that I now use. Having been sent to offer tribute of local products, I have come to capital. I wish now to be allowed to return to my original occupation." The Emperor ordered the appropriate office to provide him with porters and food grain and send him back to his original home.

Ying-zong: juan 19.9a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 23, page 385

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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/zheng-tong/year-1-month-intercalary-6-day-28, accessed November 17, 2019