Gyorin[1] was a neutral Confucian term developed in Joseon Korea. It is used in historical contexts. The term is used as a descriptive label for diplomatic relations between Korea and all nations except Imperial China during the Joseon period and earlier.

Gyorin
Hangul
교린 정책
Hanja
交隣政策
Revised Romanizationkyorin chŏngch'aek
McCune–Reischauergyorin jeongchaek

Gyorin describes a foreign policy. It is about Korea's plans for establishing and maintaining good relations with neighboring countries.[2]

HistoryEdit

The long-term, strategic gyorin policy played out in diplomacy and trade dealings with Jurchen, Japan, the Ryūkyū Kingdom, Siam and others.[3]

Gyorin was applied to a multi-national foreign policy.[4]

Diplomatic relations with China established a context. At the same time, there were many gyorin contacts which developed independently between Korea and other nations,[5] including

  • Diplomatic missions form the Ryūkyū Kingdom which were received by Taejo of Joseon in 1392, 1394 and 1397.
  • Diplomatic missions from Siam which were received in Taejo's court in 1393.[6]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Gyorin (Korean: 교린 정책; hanja 交隣政策) is translated as "neighborly relations"
  2. Yim Min-Hyeok. "The Establishment of Literati Governance Society in Early Joseon, and Its Continuation," The Review of Korean Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2 (June 20050, pp. 223-254.
  3. Kim, pp. 76-77.
  4. (in Korean) 사대교린 (조선 외교), Britannica online Korea
  5. Kim, Chun-gil. The History of Korea, pp. 76-77; Oh Youngkyo. "State of Research on the Late Period of the Choson Dynasty," Yonsei University.
  6. Goodrich, L. Carrington et al. (1976). Dictionary of Ming biography, 1368-1644 (明代名人傳), Vol. II, p. 1601.