Park Jung-yang

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In this Korean name, the family name is Park.
Park Jung-yang (1907.06)

Park Jung-yang (Korean: 박중양, hanja: 朴重陽, May 3, 1872 - April 23, 1959) was a Korean bureaucrat, politician and scholar, popular rights activist and liberalism activist. He lived during the Joseon Dynasty and Japanese rule of Korea. He was an active pro-Japanese collaborator. His pen name was Haeahk (해악, 海岳Ilso(일소, 一笑). Another name was Wongeun(원근, 源根).

Early Life[change | edit source]

He was born in 1872 or 1874, but his birth land was Yasngju of Gyeonggi Province. However his family's original country-seat for unreliable. his distance ancestor for town middle class(중인;中人)' ranks, but once his family was ruined for his father was work of another man's home supervisor of a tenant farm and another man's work as a farmhand.

Park Jung-yang was early years, Study abroad to japan. he was self-supporting student, because his homes was a not propertys. later return his country he was Bureaucracy. In 1905 he was following the army, secretary interpinterpreter of Russo-Japanese War.

Bureaucrats[change | edit source]

Later in 1906 he returned to his country, appoint governor of Daegu County and acting governor North Gyeongsang Province. 1907 governor of South Jeonra Province, South Pyungan Province. 1908 governor North Gyeongsang Province, 1910 governor South Chuncheong Province.

in 1910, conclusion of a contract of Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, he was said government is not guard of peoples right, properly people was not faithfulness for such a national and governments. later Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, he was remain in office, reappoint to governor South Chuncheong Province to 1915. instantly, change of Chamui of Japanese Government-General of Koreas Privy Council(조선총독부 중추원).

Politicians[change | edit source]

In March 1919, he was Opposition for March 1st Movement. so in 6 April 1919, he was joint to Refrain club(or Restrain club, 자제단;自制團). disperse persuasion and dissolution recommendation of March 1st Movement demonstrations. that affair for his old friends Seo Jae-pil and Yun Chi-ho was excommunication for him.

In 1921 appointed to governor of Hwanghae Province, 1923 governor of North Chungcheong Province, 1927 Chamui of Japanese Government-General of Koreas Privy Council, 1928 reappointed to governor of Hwanghae Province. 1929 Chamui of Japanese Government-General of Koreas Privy Council.

in Asia-Pacific Wars time, he was a petition actively cooperation of Korean peoples. 1940 adviser of Japanese Government-General of Koreas Privy Council and 1943, vice-chairman of Japanese Government-General of Koreas Privy Council. In 1944 receive to count peerage, In April 1945, he was elected to congressman of Japanese House of Peers, he was one Korean from member of Japanese House of Peers.

Due to these activities, he was included in the list of 3,090 pro-Japanese collaborators released by the Institute for Research in Collaborationist Activities(민족문제연구소; 民族問題硏究所) in 2008.

Later years[change | edit source]

later 8.15 emancipation, some populace opprobrium of his pro-japanese. but he was do not care a straws. In January 12, 1949, he was confine of Korean National traitor special punishment committee(반민족행위특별조사위원회;反民族行爲特別調査委員會), but he was to refute. that February, he was released on bail for acquittal, disease of the lungs.

closing years, he was come into question, caricature or flirting of Syngman Rhee and Lee See-yeong, Ham Tae-yeong, Kim Gu for 'patrioteer' call.

Books[change | edit source]

  • Park Jungyang's Diary
  • Sulhoi (술회, 述懷)

Related pages[change | edit source]

Other websites[change | edit source]

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