Liang Daoming

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Map of Liang Daoming's Old Port Palembang.

Liang Daoming (Chinese: 梁道明; pinyin: Liáng Dàomíng; Cantonese Yale: Lèuhng Douh Mìng) was an abscondee of the Chinese Ming Dynasty who became king of Palembang in Srivijaya.[1] He hailed from Guangdong province and was of Cantonese descent. According to the Ming records, he had thousands of followers and a sizable military contingent in Palembang. Liang Daoming's rule over Palembang was acknowledged by the Ming emperor and protected by Zheng He's armada (1403-1424).[2]

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  1. ^ 14th century Zheng He and the Huaqiao Policy 郑和的国家观与“华侨政策” (Chinese)
  2. ^ Leo Suryadinata, International Zheng He Society, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies - 2005 - History - 168 pages