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, also known as King Seon
(r. 818-830) was the 10th king of the Korean kingdom of Balhae
Balhae was a Manchurian kingdom established after the fall of Goguryeo. After Goguryeo's capital and southern territories fell to Unified Silla, Dae Jo-yeong, a Mohe general, whose father was Dae Jung-sang, established Jin , later called Balhae.Balhae occupied southern parts of Manchuria and...
. He restored national strength, and is remembered today as the last of the great Balhae rulers before its fall.
Dae Insu was a 4th-generation descendant of Dae Joyeong's younger brother, Dae Ya-bal. In spite of the collateral root, he succeeded to the throne during the years of 817 and 818. He reestablished royal authority, and strengthened the military tremendously.
King Seon concentrated heavily on the empire's territorial expansion, and led campaigns that resulted in the absorbing of many northern Malgal tribes including Heishui Mohe
The Heishui Mohe or Heuksu Malgal also called Black-River Mohe , were the most feared among the Mohe tribes...
. Southwest Little Goguryeo in Liaodong was absorbed into Balhae, also he ordered southward expansion to Silla
Silla was one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, and one of the longest sustained dynasties in...
During his 12-year reign, he dispatched embassies five times to Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...
, which was aimed at establishing diplomatic relations as well as trade routes. Balhae emissaries won favorable recognition in Japan even though Japan wanted Balhae to restrict the dispatchment due to the excessive burden of reception. The Balhae-Japan trading route across the Sea of Japan
The Sea of Japan is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean, between the Asian mainland, the Japanese archipelago and Sakhalin. It is bordered by Japan, North Korea, Russia and South Korea. Like the Mediterranean Sea, it has almost no tides due to its nearly complete enclosure from the Pacific...
(East Sea) became one of the most important trading routes for Japan.
He died in 830 and his grandson Dae Ijin
Dae Ijin was the king of Balhae, a kingdom in northeast Asia from AD 698 to 926, occupying parts of Manchuria, northern Korea, and Primorsky Krai. The era name of his reign was Hamhwa ....
succeeded to the throne.