This study collected and analyzed the works and remains related to Ming soldiers(明軍) in Namwon(南原) province during the Imjin War(the Japanese invasion in 1592~1598; 壬辰倭亂).
Namwon was one of the fierce battlefields during the Imjin War. Many Ming soldiers were stationed in Namwon, and they used Namwon as a gateway of transportation from the beginning of the war. A lot of records on Ming soldiers are found in the literature, and some remains of Ming soldiers are still discovered to this date, if not many.
There are some places related to Ming soldiers such as Yongseong- gwan(龍城館), Sayeongru(四詠樓), Gwanghanru(廣寒樓), Yeongsajeong(永思亭), Yongdujeong(龍頭亭), Jogi(釣磯), Yongtusan(龍鬪山), Cheonsadae(天使臺), Jeojeonsan(猪轉山), Cheonsabong(天使峰), Dundeok(屯德) Kim Bokheung House(金復興宅), Yeowonchi(女院峙), and Gwanwangmyo(關王廟), etc. The records are largely classified into the thoughts that they felt while performing national affairs, the longing for their hometowns, the impressions of Joseon people, and their military activities.
The records and remains are all our valuable cultural heritage. Therefore, it is necessary for us to pay more attention to these and to actively utilize them as resource.