- Jun 2013
Many maps and historians express that Korea was conquered by the Mongols but by the Yuan dynasty it was an independent nation again. But suddenly the Qing waged several wars with Korea and forced it to become a tributary to the Qing Empire and recognize its legitimacy as the true Chinese dynasty. However the Joseon Dynasty of Korea was able to assert Korea as its own independent entity at practically the same time until Japan eventually overshadowed it. When was there an official point when Korea was no longer a tributary of China and a de facto independent entity again? Was it ever a true tributary in the first place? Did Qing overlordship remain until 1895?