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 Ichi (1592)?

Introduction The Battle of Ichi was fought on 14 August 1592, in Jeolla Province during the Japanese invasions of Korea. Kwon Yul and Hwang Jin’s one-thousand-man army battled against the two-thousand-man army of Kobayakawa Takakage. The Koreans won this battle and stopped the Japanese army from advancing to Jeolla Province. Background Toyotomi Hideyoshi made an… Read More