Entry

Zheng-tong: Year 12, Month 1, Day 13

29 Jan 1447

Next Entry >>
<< Previous Entry

Ba-zhi Li Bin, an administrator from the country of Java, memorialized that he had been sent by the king of his country to come to Court and offer tribute, but that the envoy Chen Ma-wu, at this time deceased, had taken copper cash, tin and bees-wax from Zhi and Bin* as well as from the interpreter Nai Ai and others. He noted that they wished to prepare a ship themselves and return to their country. The Emperor ordered that a despatch be sent to the three offices of Guang-dong requiring them to arrest Chen Ma-wu's family members, investigate the facts and recover the goods. It was also ordered that they be allowed the prepare their own ship in order to return to their country. * The annalist here takes Ba-zhi and Li Bin to be two different persons, but other references to Javanese envoys suggest that here Ba-zhi (Patih) is Li Bin's title.

Ying-zong: juan 149.2b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 29, page 2924

Next Entry >>
<< Previous Entry

Preferred form of citation for this entry:

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-12-month-1-day-13, accessed July 05, 2020