dokdocorea.com: It was in 512, the 13th year of king Jizeung’s reign of the Silla Dynasty when Dokdo and Uleungdo were incorporated into the Silla territory. There is a record that a general named Yi Sa-bu of the Silla Dynasty period conquered Uleungdo and reverted it to the Silla Dynasty, and the Dynasty received special products from Uleungdo every year.
When the general Yi Sa-bu disciplined Uleungdo, where the residents were wild and tough, he invented an idea to get them in an easier way. He let a lot of scarecrows shipped on boats and approached the coast of Uleungdo. “Unless you surrender, I will let all these wild lions run into and kill you.” By his threat, the residents of the island easily surrendered and paid tribute every year.
According to a true record of the Joseon Dynasty, it is recorded that Dokdo and Uleungdo are located to the east of Uljin county and in the middle of the east sea, and Dokdo is to be seen from Uleungdo in sunny days because it is not far away from Uleungdo. Dokdo is also called Usanguk.
According to another record of the Joseon Dynasty, when the residents of Dokdo were asked to move to Uleungdo in 1439, the 21th year of king Sejong’s reign, they refused it. Read more…
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