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The Great East Asian War and the Birth of the Korean Nation

JaHyun Kim Haboush, William J. Haboush, and Jisoo Kim


The Imjin War (1592–1598) was a grueling conflict that wreaked havoc on the towns and villages of the Korean Peninsula. The involvement of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean forces, not to mention the regional scope of the war, was the largest the world had seen, and the memory dominated East Asian memory until World War II. Despite massive regional realignments, Korea’s Chosôn Dynasty endured, but within its polity a new, national discourse began to emerge. Meant to inspire civilians to rise up against the Japanese army, this potent rhetoric conjured a unified Korea and intensified after the Manch ... More

Keywords: Japan, China, Korea, History, The Imjin War, Chosôn Dynasty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231172288
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231172288.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

JaHyun Kim Haboush, author

William J. Haboush, editor

Jisoo Kim, editor

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