Chong Pong-Jun

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Chong Pong-Jun

 

Born 1853 in Kobu District, Cholla-do (Cholla Province), southern Korea; died 1895. Leader of a Korean peasant rebellion.

Chong Pong-jun was the son of a minor district official who was executed for organizing a peasant rebellion. In 1888, Chong joined the Tonghak sect and assumed the leadership of its branch in Kobu. In 1894 he became the leader of a peasant rebellion that started in Cholla-do but quickly spread through the entire country. Chong Pong-jun was captured and executed by the authorities.

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