IMJIN WAR, THE: Japan's Sixteenth-Century Invasion of Korea and Attempt to Conquer China
The most comprehensive account ever published in English, it discusses every aspect of the war, b/w maps/illust, chapter notes, biblio, index.
In May of 1592, Japanese dictator Toyotomi Hideyoshi sent a 158,800-man army aboard a thousand ships from Kyushu to Pusan on Korea's southern tip. Its objective: to conquer Korea, then China and then the whole of Asia. The Imjin War is the most comprehensive account ever published in English on this important event little known in the West. It begins with the political and cultural background of Korea, Japan, and China, discusses the diplomatic breakdown that led to the war, describes every major incident and battle from 1592 to 1598, and introduces a fascinating cast of characters along the way: Hideyoshi himself, Korea's admiral Yi Sun-sin, Chinese commander Zhao Chengxun, and Kisaeng Chu Non-gae.
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Updated as of 2/15/2024ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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