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Domestic Politics and Foreign War: The Case of the Imjin War

I recently read The Imjin War: Japan’s Sixteenth-Century Invasion of Korea and Attempt to Conquer China by Samuel Hawley. The Japanese invasion of Korea and failed attempt to use Korea as a springboard for the conquest of Ming China was … Continue reading

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Brief Book Review: The Imjin War: Japan’s Sixteenth-Century Invasion of Korea and Attempt to Conquer China by Samuel Hawley

Pros: All aspects of the entire war were covered. Background information about the protagonists, Korea, Japan, China, put the war in historical context. Complicated political maneuvering of all three combatants were described well. Cons: The author is a journalist. At … Continue reading

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