In April 1952（Wanli 20th）, Toyotomi Hideyoshi sent troops to invade the Joseon Dynasty which called ＂The East Asian War（1592-1598）＂ .After the Joseon Dynasty asked the Ming Dynasty for help, the Ming Dynasty sent troops to rescue the Joseon Dynasty. However, the Ming Dynasty troops failed in Biti Museum, then started the negotiations between the Ming Dynasty and Japan. According to the previous academic researches on relevant issues, Shi Xing （the Minister of war） was considered as the mastermind of the negotiations. However, from the whole event, the Prime Minister Zhao Zhigao, who was a key figure and played an important role in the negotiation between Japan and the Ming Dynasty, had been ignored in previous studies. It is of great significance to explore how Zhao zhigao promoted the negotiation and the reasons why he chose to promote the negotiation from the historical data.
Journal of Shandong Education Institute
The East Asian War （1592-1598）
Negotiations between the Ming Dynasty and Japan
Politicalsituation influence on diplomacy