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A Study on the Sea Battle of Noryang and the Circumstances around Yi Sun-sin's Death

Je, Jahng-Myung 1

1해군 충무공리더십센터

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ABSTRACT

This paper points out the meaning of the Sea Battle of Noryang further, therefore, it is aimed for the raw circumstances of admiral, Yi Sun-sin who had lead the battle to defeat and the very moment passing away at the battle. This is because while the sea battle of Noryang has yet to be generally estimated, there are hypotheses scattered out about Yi Sun-sin's death. It has been asked a proper time to clear up the reality of admiral, Yi Sun-sin's death and the sea battle of Noryang. The purpose and the intentions of this paper would be summarized as below. First, the sea battle of Noryang was the only Joseon and Ming Combined Forces Operations during the Imjin War. Hence, it was the most significant issue to have capable directions of the Ming commander, Chen Lin who operated the rein. Yi Sun-sin derived the Ming Navy which were lead by Chen Lin to the battle with his excellent leadership. Furthermore, what he had credited by Chen Lin with building Yi's willingly cooperated manners resulted the Sea Battle of Noryang a complete victory. Yi Sun-sin's brilliant tactics and strategy were one of the reasons for the success on the Sea Battle of Noryang. For instance, his superlative strategy to settle on a prior occupation and to entice the Japanese Forces to Noryang Strait were an extraordinary strategy of the victory. In addition, this victory of the battle meant a lot to let the neighbor countries know the superlative of the Joseon Naval Force, of course dismissing the Japanese Forces which attacked the Joseon. The image toward Joseon of Ming turned to be amenable in the meantime. Furthermore, this victory of the battle gave ordinary citizens who were slumping down consoled a lot as well. Yi Sun-sin died at the sea battle of Noryang meant so much. I have analysed the surroundings of Yi Sun-sin's death; the sea and the time of Yi's death, the situation of the shooting, and who reinforced after the death. According to the research, Yi Sun-sin's death area could be considered nearby the way in Gwaneumpo, and the time of death is highly regarded at dawn. A stray bullet by one of Japanese Forces had struck him high on the left side of his heart and eventually pierced it, and it is certain that Yi had been wearing an armor. By the time it is skeptical that he was committed suicide but he was shut bounding up himself unintentionally. The captain, Song Hui-rip who had been at the flag ship took over maintaining Yi Sun-sin's death and assured the command during the battle being waged. The cooperations with Ming leaders were on Son Mun-wuk in the meantime.

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