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 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 Sangju (1592)?

Introduction The Battle of Sangju was a battle during the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598). After capturing Busan and Dongnae, the Japanese army under Konishi Yukinaga advanced at a rapid rate of almost 20 kilometres per day towards the Joseon capital of Hanseong (present-day Seoul). Background Joseon General Yi Il arrived at Sangju on 02… Read More