A bibliography of research on the Imjin War

A multilingual research tool for scholars of 16th-17th century East Asian History.

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The Database of Research on the Imjin War is an output of the “Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598” project, designed and created with the support of the European Research Council (Horizon2020 Starting Grant no. 758347).

The purpose of this database is to bring together bibliographic information on modern books, articles, and dissertations relating to the Imjin War also known as Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s Invasions of Korea, and to make that information available to scholars in one easily searchable location.

As of October 2023 the database contains over 860 entries in ten languages, primarily English, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese. Romanization is provided for Asian titles and author names. The range of subjects covered is as broad as possible in order to reflect the wide-reaching effects of the war. Subjects include captives, ceramics, Christianity, international relations, economy, environment, Europeans, identity, literature, military history, migration, social history, and trade.

Work on the database is ongoing. If you would like to suggest an entry, please contact Ms Baihui Duan: baihui.duan@uab.cat.

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