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Toi invasion

The Toi invasion (Japanese:刀伊の入寇 toi no nyūkō) was the invasion of northern Kyushu by Jurchen pirates in 1019 . Toi (되, doe) means barbarian in Korean . Sailing in about 50 ships from direction of Goryeo , the Toi pirates assaulted Iki , Tsushima and...

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Ainu

The Ainu (a word meaning "human" in the Ainu language ; Ezo, or Yezo, (蝦夷) in old Japanese ; Utari now preferred by some members) are an ethnic group indigenous to Hokkaido , the northern part of Honshu in Northern Japan, the Kurile Islands , much of...

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Tae Kaya/ Great Kaya

Daegaya 대가야 大伽倻 was a major chiefdom of the Gaya confederacy during the Korean Three Kingdoms period. Daegaya was located in present-day Goryeong County , in North Gyeongsang Province of South Korea . (It should not be confused with Goryeong Gaya , which...

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Mandchu Invasion of Korea

First Manchu expedition to Korea : 정묘호란 丁卯胡亂 The Manchus under Hong Taiji made their first expedition to Korea in 1627 . In Korea, this event is called Jeongmyo-Horan, which is insulting to the Manchus. Background Joseon helped Ming China when she attacked...

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Sarhu battle

The Battle of Sarhū refers to the series of battles between the Manchus and Ming on March 1619 , which ended in the overwhelming victory of the former. Official documents exaggerate the numbers of Ming soldiers and Manchus up to 470 thousand and 60 thousand...

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Nagashino Battle

Battle of Nagashino The Battle of Nagashino in 1575 took place in Nagashino in Mikawa of Japan . Takeda Katsuyori besieged Okudaira Nobumasa at Nagashino Castle in 1575 . Nobumasa was holding the castle for Tokugawa Ieyasu and this castle was situated...

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Usan State

The nation of Usan-guk 우산국 于山國 occupied Ulleung-do and the adjacent islands (including the Liancourt Rocks ) during the Korean Three Kingdoms period . According to the Samguk Sagi , it was conquered by the Silla general Lee Sabu (이사부, 異斯夫)in 512 . He...

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Ullŭng Island

Ulleung-do 울릉도 鬱陵島 is a Korean island in the Sea of Japan (East Sea). It is about 120 kilometers from the mainland of the Korean peninsula . Volcanic in origin, the island is rocky and steep-sided. Its natural beauty makes Ulleung-do a popular tourist...

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Liancourt Rocks

The Liancourt Rocks 독도/獨島 or Takeshima/竹島 are islets in the Sea of Japan (East Sea), claimed by both South Korea and Japan but administered by South Korea since 1953 . Korea classifies the rocks as a part of Ulleung County , North Gyeongsang Province,...

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