|King of the Ryukyu Kingdom|
|Burial||Tamaudun, Shuri, Okinawa|
|Spouse||Okuma Aji-ganashi, Gesshin
Makabe Aji-ganashi, Jion
|Concubine||Taketomi Agomo-shirare, Sengaku|
|Issue||Shō Jun, Crown Prince Nakagusuku
Shō Kei, Prince Tomigusuku Chōryō
Shō Kō, Prince Oroku Chōki
Shō Ki, Prince Misato Chōtei
|House||House of Shō|
Shō Tei (尚貞?, 1645–1709) was the 11th King of the Second Shō Dynasty of the Ryukyu Kingdom, who held the throne from 1669 until his death in 1709. He was the ruler of Ryukyu at the time of the compiling of the Chūzan Seifu (中山世譜) (a document documenting Ryukyuan history).
Shō Tei was the monarch at the time when the Japanese bakufu began taking notice of trade of Chinese goods passing through the islands, during the period of sakoku (when no contact between Japan and the outside world was foreign policy). The bakufu, instead of punishing the Ryukyuan government, ordered detailed reports on the trade in 1685. The following year, trade was restricted to 2,000 ryō worth per term, and was only able to be sold in markets that did not compete with the Dutch enclave in Nagasaki. The result of such trade made the Ryukyuan economy boom.
Shō Tei is the final Ryukyuan monarch to be given a god's name in official histories, due to the changing image of the position (less a deity, more a Confucian sage).
|King of Ryukyu
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