In all, the book is well written and most interesting, exposing Western readers to fortifications of a time and place with which they are unlikely to be familiar. I whole-heartedly recommend it.
Bolling Smith, The Coast Defense Journal (February 2008)
The history of the Japanese in Korea at this time and the design and development of castles and fortifications is thoroughly investigated by author Stephen Turnbull, one of the world's leading experts on the Japanese of this period... All of this is additionally enhanced by photos of the current sites, period art work and the illustrations of Peter Dennis... In all, a superb addition to the Fortress series and a book that I believe you will find interesting.
Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (December 2007)
The author details the defense of Pusan Harbor and covers other fortifications created by the Japanese and covers the major sieges. The book has a number of interesting illustrations, but in most cases there is not much left to see when it comes to recent photos. Those interested in the Far East will certainly find this a nice addition.
Joe Kauffman, SITEO Newsletter (November 2007)
Stephen Turnbull's Japanese Castles in Korea 1592-98 is a pick not just for military libraries but for any specializing in early Asian history. The focus on Japanese-built castles and Korean fortifications follows the design and use of key fortresses and joins the publishers' 'Fortress' series.
The Bookwatch (February 2008)
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