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 Imjin River (1592)?

Introduction The Battle of Imjin River (Japanese: 臨津江の戦い) was a battle during the 1592 Japanese invasion of Korea. Gim Myeongweon’s northern defence was defeated and the Japanese were able to cross over and invade northern Korea. Background The Joseon royal family left Hanseong for Pyeongyang on 09 June, a few days before the Japanese took… Read More