Zheng-tong: Year 1, Month 3, Day 14

31 Mar 1436

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Changes were made to Guang-yi Subprefecture which had been established in Yun-nan. Previously, Du-lu, the son of A Ya (Alt: He Ya), the deceased native-official deputy battalion commander of the Yong-chang Battalion, had memorialized:

"For generations, we have lived at Guang-yi Stockade in Jin-chi. At the beginning of the Yong-le reign (1403-24), there were altogether over 5,000 wild Pu (生蒲) and over 1,700 government army cavalrymen and infantry men. It is requested that a separate office be established to manage the region."

In the fifth year of the Xuan-de reign (1430/31), this was approved and the stockade was raised to a subprefecture with Du-lu as the subprefectural magistrate. Then Yang Guang, battalion commander of the battalion, memorialized:

"Du-lu, on the pretext of assembling wild Pu, has sought promotion and requested that an office be established. He is using the soldiers as his people and is frightening them into paying taxes."

The Emperor ordered the Ministry of War to send a despatch to the three offices requiring them to investigate the facts. At this time, the three offices memorialized:

"The cavalry and infantry forces which were originally under the Yong-chang Battalion and which have been sent to Guang-yi Subprefecture should be returned to the jurisdiction of the battalion. The reservists and the 5,000-plus wild Pu should be placed under the jurisdiction of the subprefecture. Also, it is appropriate that the administrative centre of the subprefecture should be changed to the You Dian area of Shun-ning Prefecture."

This was approved.

Ying-zong: juan 15.6b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 22, page 286

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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-1-month-3-day-14, accessed January 22, 2019