Re: [Sejarah Melayu] Hang Li Poh
- Hang Li Po was not a princess. From what I know the princess did not
want to leave China and marry the Malay Sultan. The princess has made
a kind of trick, even the Emperor did not know until the convoy has
alreday left. Hang Li Po herself has been cheated.
Maybe we could track the record in China. I believe there is no
Princess Hang Li Po at that time.
-- In Sejarah-Melayu@yahoogroups.com, "Melanie De Cruz"
> >No, it was definitely not Yongle. Mansur Shah reigned from 1459 to
> >The Ming chronicles record that 'Su-tan Wang-Su-Sha' as sent envoysit was
> >bringing tribute and the Emperor invested him as king in 1459, so
> >Emperor T'ien-shun/Tianshun (1457-1464). He is only referred to as'Raja
> >Cina' in the Sejarah Melayu.rather
> >I'm not quite sure where you got the 1469 figure from though - that
> >would mean that it was Emperor Ch'eng-hua / Chenghua (1465-1487)
> >than Tianshun. Any Ming dynasty/Baba history specialists willing toincluding a
> I actually picked up 1469 from several of the touristy websites,
> website about Melaka. But if you ask me for the specific page,don't have:(
> So the year he became sultan was the year he took Hang Li Poh ashis wife?
> > > Was it
> > > compulsory back then for a non-muslim to convert if he or she
> > > a muslim?Melayu, the
> >In the case of Sultan Mansur Shah, according to the Sejarah
> >Sultan gave orders that she embrace Islam and she did. It didhappen
> >more often than not but I don't think they were as strict aboutcase
> >compulsion then as we appear to be today - certainly not in the
> >with royalty, as Sultan Muhammad Shah earlier had both a MuslimIndian
> >wife and a wife who was a Hindu princess from Sumatra.that
> So I suppose this is why not all the babas and nyonyas are Muslims.
> Would anyone have any information of what the lifestyle was like at
> period in time? For the royalty (Hang Li Poh) and the commoners,Li Poh?
> inparticular the community of the 500 Chinese that came with Hang
> for example, were there accounts of Hang Li Poh's life within theroyal
> family? Or accounts of how the 500 adapted to the local lifestyle?