Joseon missions to Ryukyu Kingdom

Joseon missions to Ryukyu Kingdom were diplomatic and trade ventures of the Joseon Dynasty which were intermittently sent after 1392. These diplomatic contacts were within the Sinocentric system of bilateral and multinational relationships in East Asia. The Ryukyuan King Satto established formal relations with the Joseon court.[1]

In 1392, the envoy from the Ryukyu Kingdom to the court of the Goryeo monarch became among the first foreign representatives to appear in the court of the new king of what would be called the Joseon Dynasty. In this period, the historic, political, and diplomatic material for research on relations with Ryukyu are encompassed within the Annals of Joseon Dynasty (Joseon Wangjo Sillok).[2] The first Joseon diplomatic embassy at the Ryukyuan court in 1392 was followed by a second one in 1393.[3]

These reciprocal diplomatic and trade relations continue uninterrupted until the war years of 1592-1598;[4] and they were restored after the end of the Imjin War.[5]

See alsoEdit




  • Kerr, George H. (1965). Okinawa, the History of an Island People. Rutland, Vermont: C.E. Tuttle Co. OCLC 39242121
  • Toby, Ronald P. (1991). State and Diplomacy in Early Modern Japan: Asia in the Development of the Tokugawa Bakufu. Stanford: Stanford University Press. ISBN 978-0-804-71951-3; OCLC 246640133

Further readingEdit

Publisher: Kyoto, Japan, Author, 7 Sennyuji-tōrinchō, Higashiyamaku, 1969. Edition/Format: Book : EnglishView all editions and formats Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.