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"The Samurai Invasion of Korea 1592Â?98"

♥ Book Title : The Samurai Invasion of Korea 1592Â?98
♣ Name Author : Stephen Turnbull
∞ Launching : 2012-11-20
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781782007128
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1782007121
⊕ Number Pages : Total 96 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Stephen Turnbull, a renowned expert on the history of Japan, examines the samurai invasion of Korea, the first step in an ambitious Japanese plan to conquer China. Examining the various stages of the war, from the pitched battles of the early war years, to the great naval encounters, the dramatic sieges and the bitter trench warfare that characterized the end of the war, Turnbull provides a concise analysis of the conflict. Highly illustrated with contemporary photographs, full colour battlescene artwork, detailed maps and bird's-eye views, this is a concise history of a unique and exciting campaign, which not only involved huge numbers of men, differing terrain and tactics but was also the only time that the legendary samurai were pitched against a foreign nation."Article| Stephen Turnbull| Statement ..."

"Samurai Invasion"

♥ Book Title : Samurai Invasion
♣ Name Author : Stephen R. Turnbull
∞ Launching : 2002-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0304359483
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780304359486
⊕ Number Pages : Total 256 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "“Lively....Skillfully pieceing together contemporary accounts from Japanese and Korean sources, the author provides a vivid and horrifying picture of the strategy, tactics, and technology of Japanese warefare....Belongs in public as well as college libraries.”—Library Journal. “Impeccably researched, lavishly illustrated, clearly written for the general reader, as outstanding on its subject as it is unique.”—Booklist."Article| Stephen R. Turnbull| Statement ..."

"Japanese Castles in Korea 1592Â?98"

♥ Book Title : Japanese Castles in Korea 1592Â?98
♣ Name Author : Stephen Turnbull
∞ Launching : 2012-10-20
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781782005155
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1782005153
⊕ Number Pages : Total 64 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The Japanese invasion and occupation of Korea, which lasted from 1592 to 1598, was the only occasion in Japanese history when samurai aggression was turned against a foreign country. During the occupation of Korea the Japanese built 25 wajo or castles. Unlike the castles built in Japan, these fortifications were never developed or modernized after the Japanese departure. The details of late 16th-century castle construction are therefore better preserved than at many other sites. Written by Stephen Turnbull, an expert in the subject, this book examines the castles built by the Japanese in Korea, as well as the use made of existing Korean fortifications, particularly city walls. This resulted in curious hybrid fortifications that dominated the landscape until the Japanese were pushed out of the peninsula by a furious onslaught from huge Chinese armies."Article| Stephen Turnbull| Statement ..."

"A Concise History of Korea"

♥ Book Title : A Concise History of Korea
♣ Name Author : Michael J. Seth
∞ Launching : 2006
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0742540057
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780742540057
⊕ Number Pages : Total 257 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A Concise History of Korea emphasizes how Korean history can be understood as part of an interactive sphere that includes three basic areas: China, Japan, and the Manchurian/Central Asian region."--BOOK JACKET"Article| Michael J. Seth| Statement ..."

"The Mongol Invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281"

♥ Book Title : The Mongol Invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281
♣ Name Author : Stephen Turnbull
∞ Launching : 2013-01-20
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781472800459
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1472800451
⊕ Number Pages : Total 96 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "From his seat in Xanadu, the great Mongol Emperor of China, Kubla Khan, had long plotted an invasion of Japan. However, it was only with the acquisition of Korea, that the Khan gained the maritime resources necessary for such a major amphibious operation. Written by expert Stephen Turnbull, this book tells the story of the two Mongol invasions of Japan against the noble Samurai. Using detailed maps, illustrations, and newly commissioned artwork, Turnbull charts the history of these great campaigns, which included numerous bloody raids on the Japanese islands, and ended with the famous kami kaze, the divine wind, that destroyed the Mongol fleet and would live in the Japanese consciousness and shape their military thinking for centuries to come."Article| Stephen Turnbull| Statement ..."

"The Book of Corrections"

♥ Book Title : The Book of Corrections
♣ Name Author : Sŏng-nyong Yu
∞ Launching : 2002-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1557290768
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781557290762
⊕ Number Pages : Total 249 sheet
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"A Dragon's Head and a Serpent's Tail"

♥ Book Title : A Dragon's Head and a Serpent's Tail
♣ Name Author : Kenneth M. Swope
∞ Launching : 2013-04-29
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780806185026
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0806185023
⊕ Number Pages : Total 432 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The invasion of Korea by Japanese troops in May of 1592 was no ordinary military expedition: it was one of the decisive events in Asian history and the most tragic for the Korean peninsula until the mid-twentieth century. Japanese overlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi envisioned conquering Korea, Ming China, and eventually all of Asia; but Korea’s appeal to China’s Emperor Wanli for assistance triggered a six-year war involving hundreds of thousands of soldiers and encompassing the whole region. For Japan, the war was “a dragon’s head followed by a serpent’s tail”: an impressive beginning with no real ending. Kenneth M. Swope has undertaken the first full-length scholarly study in English of this important conflict. Drawing on Korean, Japanese, and especially Chinese sources, he corrects the Japan-centered perspective of previous accounts and depicts Wanli not as the self-indulgent ruler of received interpretations but rather one actively engaged in military affairs—and concerned especially with rescuing China’s client state of Korea. He puts the Ming in a more vigorous light, detailing Chinese siege warfare, the development and deployment of innovative military technologies, and the naval battles that marked the climax of the war. He also explains the war’s repercussions outside the military sphere—particularly the dynamics of intraregional diplomacy within the shadow of the Chinese tributary system. What Swope calls the First Great East Asian War marked both the emergence of Japan’s desire to extend its sphere of influence to the Chinese mainland and a military revival of China’s commitment to defending its interests in Northeast Asia. Swope’s account offers new insight not only into the history of warfare in Asia but also into a conflict that reverberates in international relations to this day."Article| Kenneth M. Swope| Statement ..."

"Fighting Ships of the Far East (1)"

♥ Book Title : Fighting Ships of the Far East (1)
♣ Name Author : Stephen Turnbull
∞ Launching : 2012-06-20
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781782000464
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1782000461
⊕ Number Pages : Total 48 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Fighting Ships of the Far East (1) adds enormously to the hitherto small corpus of knowledge about a fascinating and little known subject. Using detailed descriptions, accurate cutaway plates and reliable historical examples, this book covers the history of Chinese ship design and naval warfare from the beginning of the Han dynasty to the first few years of the Ming dynasty. The epic battle of Lake Poyang in in 1363, won by the man who was to become the first Ming Emperor, is also detailed."Article| Stephen Turnbull| Statement ..."

"The Imjin War"

♥ Book Title : The Imjin War
♣ Name Author : Samuel Hawley
∞ Launching : 2014-09-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0992078628
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780992078621
⊕ Number Pages : Total 684 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In May of 1592, Japanese dictator Toyotomi Hideyoshi sent a 158,800-man army of invasion from Kyushu to Pusan on Korea's southern tip. His objective: to conquer Korea, then China, then the whole of Asia. The resulting seven years of fighting, known in Korea as "imjin waeran," the "Imjin invasion," after the year of the water dragon in which it began, dwarfed contemporary conflicts in Europe and was one of the most devastating wars to grip East Asia in the past thousand years. THE IMJIN WAR is the most comprehensive account ever published in English of this cataclysmic event, so little known in the West. It begins with the political and cultural background of Korea, Japan and China, explores the diplomatic impasse 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. There is Hideyoshi, hosting garden parties as his armies march toward Beijing; Korean admiral Yi Sun-sin, emerging from a prison cell to take on the Japanese navy with just thirteen ships; Chinese commander Zhao Chengxun, suffering defeat after promising to "scatter the Japanese to the four winds"; the courtesan Chu Non-gae, luring a samurai warrior into her arms and jumping into the Nam River with him locked in her embrace. One nation fighting to expand, another to survive. Shockwaves extending across China and beyond. THE IMJIN WAR is an epic tale of grand perspective and intimate detail of an upheaval that would shape East Asia for centuries to come."Article| Samuel Hawley| Statement ..."

"Japanese Castles 1540Â?1640"

♥ Book Title : Japanese Castles 1540Â?1640
♣ Name Author : Stephen Turnbull
∞ Launching : 2011-12-20
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781780962160
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1780962169
⊕ Number Pages : Total 64 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The landscape of 16thand 17th-century Japan was dominated by the graceful and imposing castles constructed by the powerful 'daimyo' of the period. In this the most turbulent era in Japanese history, these militarily sophisticated structures provided strongholds for the consolidation and control of territory, and inevitably they became the focus for many of the great sieges of Japanese history: Nagashino (1575), Kitanosho (1583), Odawara (1590), Fushimi (1600), Osaka (1615) and Hara (1638), the last of the battles that brought an end to a period of intense civil war. This title traces their development from the earliest timber stockades to the immense structures that dominated the great centres of Osaka and Edo."Article| Stephen Turnbull| Statement ..."

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

♥ Book Title : The Great East Asian War and the Birth of the Korean Nation
♣ Name Author : JaHyun Kim Haboush
∞ Launching : 2016-02-08
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0231172281
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780231172288
⊕ Number Pages : Total 240 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : ""JaHyun Kim Haboush argues that beginning with the outbreak of the Imjin War, when Japan invaded Korea in 1592, a discourse of nation emerged in Chosaon Korea (1392-1910) which continued, in a variety of forms, until the modern era. This is the first book to examine the formation of the Korean nation before the modern era. The Imjin War and the rise of the Manchu were events of monumental importance in East Asian history. The Great East Asian War escalated into a six-year regional war in which the three East Asian countries, Japan, Korea and China, fought either as allies or enemies, with a commitment of large forces, fighting on sea and land. This conflict was by far the largest war known to the world in the sixteenth century. In East Asian memory, it remained unequalled in scale until the Second World War. In Korea the Chosaon dynasty began in 1392 and persisted until 1910, and within this dynasty an idea of nation emerged and circulated. This discourse of nation shifted and intensified after the Manchu invasion in 1636. Haboush shows how this process was a visible, traceable, and documented phenomenon. The idea of a sixteenth century Korean nation is also unfamiliar in Korea. Nationalism for the most part is presented as a preexisting condition in the Imjin War, though 'strengthened' and 'heightened' by the experience. Scholars of the modernist camp subscribe to the historicism of Western historiography. They present the nationhood of Korea as a narrative of transformation, locating its arrival in the modern period, sometime in late 19th or early 20th century, under the auspices of new ideologies and visions from the West"--Privided by publisher."Article| JaHyun Kim Haboush| Statement ..."

"The Calligrapher's Daughter"

♥ Book Title : The Calligrapher's Daughter
♣ Name Author : Eugenia Kim
∞ Launching : 2013-01-14
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781408841808
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1408841800
⊕ Number Pages : Total 288 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. Smart and headstrong, she is encouraged by her mother-but her stern father is determined to maintain tradition, especially as the Japanese steadily gain control of his beloved country. When he seeks to marry fourteen-year-old Najin into an aristocratic family, her mother defies generations of obedient wives and instead sends her daughter to serve in the king's court as a companion to a young princess. But the king is soon assassinated, and the centuries-old dynastic culture comes to its end. In the shadow of the dying monarchy, Najin begins a journey through increasing oppression that will change her world forever. As she desperately seeks to continue her education, will the unexpected love she finds along the way be enough to sustain her through the violence and subjugation her country continues to face? Spanning thirty years, The Calligapher's Daughter is an exquisite novel about a country torn between ancient customs and modern possibilities, a family ultimately united by love and a woman who never gives up her search for freedom."Article| Eugenia Kim| Statement ..."