The Diary of 1636: The Second Manchu Invasion of Korea


2019
Publication

The Diary of 1636: The Second Manchu Invasion of Korea

Translated by George L. Kallander
Columbia University Press, 2020


The Diary of 1636 is a unique source on Ming and post-Ming Chinese history, narrating the decline of the Ming and the rise of the Qing through the eyes of contemporary Koreans. Written by Na Man’gap (1592–1642), a scholar and government official, this well-known diary records the second Manchu attack on Korea.