Asin of Baekje
|Asin of Baekje|
|Hangul||아신왕, 아방왕, 아화왕|
|Hanja||阿莘王, 阿芳王, 阿花王|
|Revised Romanization||Asin-wang, Abang-wang, Ahwa-wang|
|McCune–Reischauer||Asin-wang, Abang-wang, Ahwa-wang|
|Monarchs of Korea
During his reign, Goguryeo forces under Gwanggaeto the Great of Goguryeo steadily pushed into Baekje from the north. Asin appointed his maternal uncle Jin Mu as chief general and ordered him to attack Goguryeo repeatedly in the early 390s, but each attack was defeated. In 395, after a failed attack by Baekje, Goguryeo took Baekje's territory around today's northern Seoul.
Asin sought to strengthen Baekje’s position against Goguryeo, sending his son Jeonji to the Wa kingdom of Japan as a ward to cement Baekje’s alliance with that country in 397. In 398, according to the Samguk Sagi, he constructed Ssanghyeon Castle to protect Baekje’s remaining territory north of the Han River. In 399, during another round of conscription for the battles against Goguryeo, many peasants are said to have fled to Silla. In 403 he attacked Silla. Historical records do not show any contacts with China during Asin's rule.