What was the Battle of Jiksan (1597)?

Introduction The Battle of Jiksan (직산 전투) was a military conflict fought between Ming and Japanese forces on 16 October 1597, during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598). It resulted in withdrawal by both sides. However the battle marked the furthest point the Japanese ever got to reaching Hanseong during the Second Invasion. Background Ma… 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