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Old July 26th, 2010, 12:26 AM   #1
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Burmese - Ming dynasty conflict around 1590s??


I have a question of source here, my main recent interest is the Imjin war , and one of the things that have bothered me a bit when I looked is this...

In the history of the Ming, it notes that generals like Liu Ting and Deng Zhi Long were also fighting the Burmese on and off roughly around the same period starting from roughly 1583. looking at the Burmese history this mean it must have been the Taungoo Dynasty under King Nanda Bayin ... yet I have a hard time finding a Burmese confirmation of this conflict.

Is there anyone here who's more familar with the history of the Taungoo dynasty that could help me out?

From the history of the Ming... chapter 247 (the biography of Liu Ting and Deng Zhi Long)

Quote:
十年冬,緬甸犯永昌、騰越,巡撫劉世曾請濟師。明年春,擢綎遊擊將軍,署騰沖守備事。
"in the 10th year of Wanli (1581), Burmese armies attack the Yunan border, Liu Ting was promoted to defend it"

Quote:
十一年閏二月,緬甸犯雲南。詔移子龍永昌。木邦部耿馬奸人罕虔與嶽鳳同為逆,說緬酋莽應裏內侵
"In Feburary of the 11th year (1582) , Burmese attack Yunan, Zhi Long was assigned to defend the area."

From chapter 20 (the biography of Wanli emperor)
Quote:
十一年春正月壬戌,敕嚴邊備。閏二月甲子,俺答子乞慶哈襲封順義王。緬甸寇永昌。
"In Feburary of the 11th year (1583), Burmese attack the border"
Quote:
十九年春正月,頃甸寇永昌、騰越。
"In January of the 19th year (1591) Burmese attack the Yunan border"
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