Choe Ik-Hyon

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Choe Ik-Hyon

 

Born 1833 in Po-chon, Kyonggi-do (Kyonggi Province); died 1906 (according to some sources, 1909) on the island of Tsu-shima. Korean political figure and Confucian scholar.

Choe Ik-hyon protested against the establishment of Japanese rule in Korea. In the summer of 1906 he and his followers organized a partisan detachment, which took up armed struggle against the Japanese. Choe Ik-hyon was captured by the Japanese and was banished to the island of Tsu-shima, where he committed suicide.

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