Jeong Rip

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Jeong Rip
Hangul 정립
Hanja 鄭岦
Revised Romanization Jeong Rip
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Rip

Jeong Rip (1574 – 1629) was a scholar-official of the Joseon Dynasty Korea.

He was also diplomat and ambassador, representing Joseon interests in the 3rd Edo period diplomatic mission to the Tokugawa shogunate in Japan.[1]

1624 mission to Japan[edit]

Jeong Rip was the leader selected by the Joseon king to head a mission to Japan in 1624.[2] This diplomatic mission functioned to the advantage of both the Japanese and the Koreans as a channel for developing a political foundation for trade.[3]

This delegation was explicitly identified by the Joseon court as a "Reply and Prisoner Repatriation Envoy" (회답겸쇄환사, 回答兼刷還使). This mission was not understood to signify that relations were "normalized."[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Toby, Ronald P. (1991). State and Diplomacy in Early Modern Japan: Asia in the Development of the Tokugawa Bakufu, p. 70.
  2. ^ Walraven, Boudewijn et al. (2007). Korea in the middle: Korean studies and area studies, p. 361.
  3. ^ Walker, Brett L. "Foreign Affairs and Frontiers in Early Modern Japan: A Historiographical Essay," Early Modern Japan. Fall, 2002, pp. 48.
  4. ^ Lewis, James Bryant. (2003). Frontier contact between Chosŏn Korea and Tokugawa Japan, pp. 21-24.


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Preceded by
O Yun-gyeom
Edo period diplomacy
3rd mission

Succeeded by
Im Gwang