Ang Chang Ho

Ang Chang Ho

 

Born 1878; died 1938. Activist in the bourgeois nationalist movement in Korea.

In 1906, Ang founded the Sou (Western Friend) Educational Society in Pyongyang; after 1908 it was called the Sobuk Hakhwe (Northwestern Educational Society). After the society was suppressed, Ang joined the bourgeois nationalist organization Taehang Hyophwe (Korean Society). In 1910, Ang was arrested for protesting against the annexation of Korea by the Japanese imperialists; after his release from prison he left Korea and became involved with various Korean émigré organizations. He returned to Korea in 1934. In his protest against the Japanese colonialists, Ang cherished illusions of obtaining assistance from other imperialist powers to achieve national independence for Korea and underestimated the significance of the liberation struggle of the Korean people.