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Cheng-hua: Year 1, Month 7, Day 3

25 Jul 1465

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The minister Liang Wen-xuan, who had been sent by the country of Java, came to offer tribute of local products and anchored at Guang-hai Guard in Guang-dong. There was a person called Duan Zhen, who frequently sailed the seas seeking ill-gotten gains. He knew Wen-xuan and lured him into parting with all the surplus goods he had brought. Then he guided Wen-xuan's ship to anchor at Chao-zhou port. The commander Zhou Yue was sent to seal and take stock of the cargo, but Yue privately retained another 100-plus jin of tortoise-shell. The regional inspector advised of this. It was ordered that Yue be arrested and investigated. As Zhen had long been making ill-gotten gains, he was sent to the Wei-yuan Guard at Da-tong as a soldier.

Xian-zong: juan 19.2a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 40, page 379

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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://www.epress.nus.edu.sg/msl/reign/cheng-hua/year-1-month-7-day-3, accessed November 18, 2017