What was the Siege of Jinju (1593)?

Introduction The Second Siege of Jinju was a battle during 1593 in Hideyoshi’s invasions of Korea at Jinju Fort. It occurred from 20 July to 27 July and ended in the massacre of the entire garrison and a substantial portion of the entire population. This became the origin of the Uwajima Ushi-oni Festival in Uwajima,… Read More


What was the Battle of Byeokjegwan (1593)?

Introduction The Battle of Byeokjegwan was a military engagement fought on 27 February 1593 between the armies of the Ming dynasty led by Li Rusong and Japanese forces under Kobayakawa Takakage during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598). It resulted in Japanese victory and Ming retreat. Background After taking Pyeongyang, Li Rusong sent out Li… Read More

What was the Siege of Pyongyang (1593)?

Introduction The Siege of Pyongyang was a military conflict fought between the allied Ming-Joseon army and the Japanese First Division under Konishi Yukinaga in the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598). The battle ended in victory for the allies but a successful retreat from Pyeongyang by the remaining Japanese in the night of 08 February 1593.… Read More

What was the Battle of Haengju (1593)?

Introduction The Battle of Haengju took place on 14 March 1593 during the 1592-1598 Japanese invasion of Korea. The Japanese attack failed to overcome Haengju fortress. Background Gwon Yul was stationed at the fortress of Haengju, a wooden stockade on a cliff over the Han River. Haengju posed a threat to Hanseong due to its… Read More

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 Cheongju (1592)?

Introduction The Battle of Cheongju was a battle during the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598). Jo Heon attacked the Japanese-held city of Cheongju and captured it on 06 September 1592. Background Jo Heon and the monk Yeonggyu gathered a force of 2,600 to attack Cheongju, which served as the administrative centre of central Korea and… Read More