Talk:Yi Sunshin

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 Definition A Korean admiral renowned for his naval victories against the Japanese invaders during the Korean War of 1592-1598. [d] [e]
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Disambiguation for Admiral Lee

A redirect of Lee to Yi may not be adequate. Willis Lee was a U.S. admiral of WWII, and I suspect there were other admirals named Lee. Howard C. Berkowitz 13:43, 16 July 2008 (CDT)

Okay. So you made the disambiguation page? (Chunbum Park 14:05, 16 July 2008 (CDT))
I haven't done so, but I can. How should it read for this admiral?

Don't worry about the first two lines not being together; I still am learning about the r template.

Great start!

He's always been a figure of interest to me, who has had far too little coverage. I'll try to get you some general naval historical information that shows his reputation in professional circles, but won't insert it so I'm free to nominate for Approval.

If at all possible, give more English-language sources, or minimally translations as well. Howard C. Berkowitz 17:33, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

There's now an Admiral Yi class of KDK destroyers. [1]; she has operated with European anti-piracy forces in the Gulf of Aden. [2] U.S. Naval War College study on US-ROK maritime cooperation mentions him: [3]
There's occasional support for the idea that the ROK Navy, perhaps even faster than Japan and China, is trying to become a blue water force capable of intercontinental power projection. Admiral Yi tends to be cited in a godlike way when this is discussed. It is interesting to find the 4500-ton KDKs mentioned here, when the US equivalent Burke-class is over 9000.
Howard C. Berkowitz 17:45, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
It would be nice if I had a comprehensive book about him in English, but I don't, so I'm having a difficult time trying to translate Korean sources. But thank you for the links. They should eventually be put in the conclusion section concerning Admiral Yi's legacy. I would never have been able to find something like that myself. (Chunbum Park 19:27, 22 October 2010 (UTC))
Don't worry, I wish I read Korean, if only cookbooks. :-) Howard C. Berkowitz 20:08, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
If we had speculation, or even a debate guide, we could have "Who would have won in equivalent ships: Admiral Yi or Admiral Nelson"? That would be a break from the more frequent naval discussions of who would have won between: Yamato-class v. Iowa-class, Kirov-class v. Burke-class, Godzilla v. Superman, my Aunt Shirley v. Godzilla and Superman. Howard C. Berkowitz 20:14, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
I'm glad I do not know your aunt (hope she never reads this). (Chunbum Park 20:18, 22 October 2010 (UTC))
I have several books on Korean history (and a few cookbooks) in several languages and can look up some specific things if need be. --Daniel Mietchen 20:26, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
Haha. Seems like Korean cookbook is quite popular these days. I'm stuck with dormitory food until Thanksgiving break! (Chunbum Park 20:34, 22 October 2010 (UTC))

More images

Statues of his can be found in many (often highly popular) places (e.g. here and here), and they often have their own story to tell. When the imminent repair of the one at Gwanghwamun Plaza in Seoul was announced recently, it went through all media. Don't feel like starting an article on such a statue yet, though. --Daniel Mietchen 20:19, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

I think the two in the gallery are the most well known ones. (Chunbum Park 20:26, 22 October 2010 (UTC))
Yes. Sorry, hadn't noticed the gallery before. --Daniel Mietchen 20:29, 22 October 2010 (UTC)