Liang Min

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  • Chinese: (Líang Mín)

Líang Mín was a Ming dynasty official who traveled to Ryûkyû in 1383 alongside an official named Lù Qiān to seek the acquisition of some one thousand horses for the use of the Ming military.

Their reports back to the Ming court have been cited as one of only a very few documents from the time which explicitly state that Ryûkyû was divided, with three kings vying for supremacy against one another.


  • Gregory Smits, Maritime Ryukyu, University of Hawaii Press (2019), 84.