South Korea: Admiral Yi Sun-sin

The Story of Korean National Hero Admiral Yi Sun Sin

Yi Sun-sin was a Korean soldier in the 16th century.

Throughout his career he had built up a reputation as an exemplary leader with a brilliant eye for military decisions.

Despite this, he had received few promotions and had made fewer friends within the military due to his ‘no nonsense‘ stance on nepotism and corruption.

But when Japan invaded the defenceless Korean coast in their darkest hour; the government begrudgingly admitted there was only person for the job.

Listen in to learn why 51 million Koreans still know the story of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin!

Part 1

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Supporting Pictures:

Additional Reading / Sources:

The Imjin War by Samuel Hawley

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

The Art Of War by Sun Tzu

Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project

Special Mentions:

A big thanks to the voice actors for this show!

Alexander Gates

Michael Morgan

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