What was the Siege of Jinju (1592)?

Introduction The Siege of Jinju was one of two battles during the Japanese invasions of Korea – the first in 1592, and the second in 1593. The first siege attempt by the Japanese failed, leaving the Koreans holding the castle. The second siege of Jinju was successful, and it fell to the Japanese. Background Jinju… Read More


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

What was the Battle of Busan (1592)?

Introduction The Battle of Busan of 1592 (or more accurately, the Battle of Busanpo or Battle of Busan Bay) (釜山浦 海戰) was a naval bombardment of anchored Japanese ships at Busan. Yi Sun-sin managed to destroy over 100 Japanese ships and retreated with minimal casualties. It was a naval engagement that took place on 01… Read More

What where the Joseon Naval Campaigns (1592)

Introduction The Joseon naval campaigns of 1592 were naval campaigns conducted by Korean admiral Yi Sun-sin during Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598) against the Japanese forces of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. These campaigns made Yi a legendary figure in Korean history on par with, if not surpassing, the great general Eulji Mundeok. The campaigns of Yi were… Read More

What was the Battle of Hansan Island (1592)?

Introduction The Battle of Hansan Island and following engagement at Angolpo took place from 14 to 15 August 1592. In two naval encounters, Korean Admiral Yi Sun-sin’s fleet managed to destroy roughly 100 Japanese ships and halted Japanese naval operations along the southern coast. Part of the Joseon Naval Campaigns of 1592, which are part… Read More