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 Hamgyong Campaign (1592)?

Introduction The Hamgyong campaign, also known as Katō Kiyomasa’s northern campaign, was Katō Kiyomasa’s invasion of the northeastern Korean province of Hamgyeong during the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598). The campaign was largely due to the help of Korean defectors who also handed over to the Japanese their princes Sunhwa and Imhae. The Japanese reached… Read More