Sulu and the Chinese Ming Dynasty

There were recorded visits from Sulu to the imperial court of China during the period of the Ming Dynasty. The Ming Dynasty was in power from 1368 to 1644.

"Phonetically "Su-lu"(蘇祿), this undoubtedly represents the polity of Sulu/Jolo situated in the area which is today the southern Philippines. For some relevant literature, see Mills (1970; 61, 216, 218), Scott (1984 and 1989) and Zhong-shan University Southeast Asian Historical Research Institute (1980; 75-93, 196-242). For information on further Chinese sources relating to this polity, see Chen, Xie and Lu (1986; 412-13, 1048)."

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