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Title The East Asian War, 1592-1598 : international relations, violence and memory / edited by James B. Lewis
Published London : Routledge, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (x, 401 pages) : maps
Series Asian states and empires ; 9
Asian states and empires ; 9
Contents Part 1: International and Domestic Background -- Japanese-Korean and Japanese-Chinese Relations in the Sixteenth Century / by Saeki Koji -- Korea's Pre-war Domestic Situation and Relations with Japan / by Han Moon Jong -- Violence, Trade, and Impostors in Korean-Japanese Relations, 1510-1609 / by Kenneth R. Robinson -- Part 2: War -- The Imjin Waeran : Contrasting the First and the Second Invasions of Korea / by Kitajima Manji -- Hideyoshi's View of Choson Korea and Japan-Ming Negotiations / by Sajima Akiko -- Post-war Domain Source Material on Hideyoshi's Invasion of Korea : The Wartime Memoirs of Shimazu Soldiers / by Murai Shosuke -- The Role of the Choson Navy and Major Naval Battles During the Imjin Waeran / by Yi Min'ung -- Righteous Army Activity in the Imjin War / by Nukii Masayuki -- Ming Grand Strategy and the Intervention in Korea / by Kenneth M. Swope -- Wanli China versus Hideyoshi's Japan : Rethinking China's Involvement in the Imjin Waeran / by Harriet Zurndorfer -- The Celestial Warriors : Military Aid and Abuse during the Korean War, 1592-98 / by Nam-lin Hur -- International Relations and the Imjin War / by James B. Lewis -- Part 3: Impact and Memory -- "The Inestimable Benevolence of Saving a Country on the Brink of Ruin" : Choson-Ming and Choson-Later Jin Relations in the Seventeenth Century / by Han Myung-gi -- Choson Korea and Ming China After the Imjin Waeran : State Rituals in the Later Choson Period / by Kuwano Eiji -- War and Cultural Exchange / by Ha Woo Bong -- The Imjin Waeran in Korean and Japanese Literatures / by Choi Gwan -- Fashioning Womanly Confucian Virtue : The Virtuous Woman in Post-war Literary Discourse / by Michael Pettid -- Conclusion -- Glossary
Summary "As East Asia regains its historical position as a world centre, information on the history of regional relations becomes ever more critical. Astonishingly, Northeast Asia enjoyed five centuries of international peace from 1400 to 1894, broken only by one major international war--the invasion of Korea in the 1590s by Japan's ruler Hideyoshi. This war involved Koreans, Japanese, Chinese Southeast Asians and Europeans, saw the largest overseas landing in world history up to that time, and devastated Korea. It also highlighted the nature of the strategic balance in the region, presenting China's Ming dynasty with a serious threat that perhaps foreshadowed the dynasty's subsequent overthrow by the Manchus, played a major part in the establishment of the Tokugawa regime with its policy of peace and controlled access to seventeenth and eighteenth century Japan, and demonstrated the importance for regional stability of the subtle relationship of Korea to both China and Japan. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the war and its aftermath in all its aspects--military, political, social and economic, and cultural. As such it deepens understanding of East Asian international relations and provides important insights into the strategic forces that continue to operate in the region at present"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Japanese Invasions of Korea (1592-1598)
Collective memory -- East Asia -- History
Violence -- East Asia -- History
War and society -- East Asia -- History
Collective memory.
Diplomatic relations.
HISTORY -- Asia -- China.
Politics and government
Strategic aspects of individual places.
War and society.
China -- History, Military -- 960-1644.
East Asia -- Foreign relations.
East Asia -- History, Military
East Asia -- Politics and government.
East Asia -- Strategic aspects.
Japan -- History, Military -- To 1868.
Korea -- History -- Japanese Invasions, 1592-1598.
East Asia.
Genre/Form History.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
Author Lewis, James Bryant, editor.
ISBN 0815367090