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15 April 2005

Southeast Asia in the Ming Shi-lu: an open access resource


Asia Research Institute and the Singapore E-Press, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Supplied note:
"Southeast Asia in the Ming Reign Chronicles (14th-17th Centuries): An English-language translation of Ming shi-lu references to Southeast Asia by Geoff Wade, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. [...] The Ming shi-lu (also known as the Veritable Records of the Ming Dynasty) is a collective name for the successive reign annals of the emperors of Ming China (1368-1644). These collected texts, which run to close to 40,000 pages of unpunctuated, manuscript Classical Chinese constitute one of the most important primary texts of the Ming dynasty, and contain a wealth of materials unrecorded in other sources.

Among the unique materials contained within the Ming shi-lu (MSL) are a wide range of references to polities and societies which today we consider to be parts of 'Southeast Asia'. This work identifies all of the 4,000-plus references to Southeast Asia contained within the MSL and provides them to readers in English-language translation. In addition to the more obvious Southeast Asian polities of maritime and mainland Southeast Asia, this database also includes references to the many Yunnan Tai polities which have subsequently been incorporated within the Chinese state.
The collection can be browsed chronologically or searched by specific terms. To assist in searches, an index of personal and geographical names, with their Chinese equivalents appended, is provided separately. - gw."

Site contents:
* About this source; * Browse by year; * Browse by reign; * Place names; * Personal names; * Search.


Internet Archive (www.archive.org)
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Link reported by:
Geoff Wade (arigpw@nus.edu.sg), forwarded by h-asia@h-net.msu.edu

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