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© Cultural Heritage Administration, The covers and inside of Nanjung Ilgi.

Nanjung Ilgi: War Diary of Admiral Yi Sun-sin

Registration year: 2013
Submission year: 
2012
Collection ID: 
2012-60

Handwritten journal of Admiral Yi Sun-sin, written during the Japanese invasions of 1592-1598. It consists of seven volumes of notes written almost daily from January 1592 through November 1598, until the days before Yi Sun-si was killed on the cusp of a decisive victory, in the last sea battle of the war. The diary is without equal in world history as a commander's battlefield accounts. Written as a personal journal, it describes in detail the daily combat situations, the admiral's personal views and feelings, observations on the weather, topographical features of battlefields and the lives of common people. The style is simple and elegant. This war diary has been widely used in modern Western countries as well as in Korea to study the sea battles during the seven-year war.

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© Cultural Heritage Administration, The covers and inside of Nanjung Ilgi.
The covers and inside of Nanjung Ilgi.
© Cultural Heritage Administration

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© Cultural Heritage Administration, Diary of the Jeongyu Year.
Diary of the Jeongyu Year.
© Cultural Heritage Administration

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© Cultural Heritage Administration, Diary of the Imjin Year.
Diary of the Imjin Year.
© Cultural Heritage Administration

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© Cultural Heritage Administration, Diary of the Gyesa Year.
Diary of the Gyesa Year.
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© Cultural Heritage Administration, Diary of the Byeongsin Year.
Diary of the Byeongsin Year.
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