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Finding Imjin War Captives and Returnees in Household Registers of the Early Seventeenth Century

Repositorio: Dipòsit Digital de Documents de la UAB
Sangwoo, Han

Article original en Koreà. Abstract en anglès, Korean scholarship on the Imjin War estimates that approximately one hundred thousand Koreans were captured and taken to Japan during the six year conflict (1592-1598), and only a few of them returned to Chosŏn Korea. For the most part, we do not know who these captives and returnees were because, with the exception of a few upper class returnees, most did not leave their name to history. To rectify this, this study pays attention to the household registers of Korea, which contain not only…