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East Asia Before the West

“In fact, from 1368 to 1841—from the founding of the Ming dynasty to the Opium wars between Britain and China—there were only two wars between China, Korea, Vietnam, and Japan: China’s invasion of Vietnam (1407–1428) and Japan’s invasion of Korea (1592–1598).”

http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-15318-8/east-asia-before-the-west/excerpt

Wow.

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