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 Chungju (1592)?

Introduction The Battle of Chungju or the Battle of Tangeumdae was the last battle of the Chungju Campaign fought between the Koreans and Japanese during the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592. Chungju is located just south of the Han River and Seoul, Korea’s capital. The defeat of the Korean forces at Chungju led directly… Read More

What was the Siege of Dongnae (1592)?

Introduction The Siege of Dongnae was a siege that occurred on 15 April 1592 (Gregorian: 25 May 1592) during the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598). It resulted in the capture of Dongnae, a mountain castle on the way to Hanseong (Seoul), by the Japanese. Background After the fall of Busan, the Japanese army had to… Read More

What was the Battle of Dadaejin (1592)?

Introduction The Battle of Dadaejin and the Siege of Busan were the first battles of the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598) and occurred simultaneously on 13 to 14 April 1592 (Gregorian: 23 to 24 May 1592). Background The Japanese invasion force consisting of 400 transports bearing 18,700 men under the command of Konishi Yukinaga departed… Read More

What was the Siege of Busanjin (1592)?

Introduction The Siege of Busanjin was a battle fought at Busan between Japanese and Korean forces on 14 April 1592 (Gregorian: 24 May 1592). The attacks on Busan and the neighbouring fort of Dadaejin were the first battles of the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598). Background The Japanese invasion force consisting of 400 transports bearing… Read More