|Revised Romanization||Go Deuk-jong|
1439 mission to Japan
King Sejong dispatched a diplomatic mission to Japan in 1439. This embassy to court of Ashikaga Yoshinori was led by Go Deuk-jong. Its purpose was to foster and maintain neighborly relations (Gyorin diplomacy); and assistance from the shogun was sought in suppressing the pirate raids from those known in Korean as waegu or in Japanese as the wakō.
The Japanese hosts may have construed this mission as tending to confirm a Japanocentric world order. Go Deuk-jong's actions were more narrowly focused in negotiating protocols for Joseon-Japan diplomatic relations.
- Kang, Etsuko H. (1997). Diplomacy and Ideology in Japanese-Korean Relations: from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Century, p. 275.
- Arano Yasunori (2005). "The Formation of A Japanocentric World Order," The International Journal of Asian Studies, 2 , pp 185-216.
- Daehwan, Noh. "The Eclectic Development of Neo-Confucianism and Statecraft from the 18th to the 19th Century," Korea Journal (Winter 2003).
- Kang, Etsuko Hae-jin . (1997). Diplomacy and Ideology in Japanese-Korean Relations: from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Century. Basingstoke, Hampshire; Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-312-17370-8; OCLC 243874305