Yong-le: Year 11, Month 12, Day 4
26 Dec 1413
Wang Ping, administration commissioner of the right in the Jiao-zhi Provincial Administration Commission, died. Ping had his origins in Xi County in Guang Subprefecture. During the Hong-wu reign (1368/98) he was a student in the National University......He was then recommended for promotion to administration vice commissioner of the left in Fu-jian and was ordered to accompany the Ying-guo Duke on expedition to Jiao-zhi. After matters were settled, he was promoted to administration commissioner of the right for Jiao-zhi. At the time, the Qing-hua Prefecture man bandits were obstructing culture. Ping, together with the Commissioner-in-chief Huang Zhong, went to pacify the area. The people thereby were able to enjoy a secure existence. On returning to Jiao-zhi, Ping died. It was said that as a man, Ping was unyielding and not tolerant. He was harsh in his administration, but he never accepted private presents. However, in Jiao-zhi, he indulged in wine and the pleasures of the flesh.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 13, page 1719