What is the Imjin War (1592-1598)?

Introduction The Japanese invasions of Korea of 1592-1598 or Imjin War involved two separate yet linked invasions: an initial invasion in 1592 (Imjin Disturbance), a brief truce in 1596, and a second invasion in 1597 (Chongyu War). The conflict ended in 1598 with the withdrawal of the Japanese forces from the Korean Peninsula after a… Read More

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What was the Battle of Cheongju (1592)?

Introduction The Battle of Cheongju was a battle during the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598). Jo Heon attacked the Japanese-held city of Cheongju and captured it on 06 September 1592. Background Jo Heon and the monk Yeonggyu gathered a force of 2,600 to attack Cheongju, which served as the administrative centre of central Korea and… Read More