Gwangdong Jin clan

The Gwangdong Jin clan (Korean광동 진씨; Hanja廣東 陳氏) is a Korean clan that originated around the end of the Ming dynasty (c. 17th century).

Gwangdong Jin clan
Current regionGuangdong
FounderChen Lin

Their Bon-gwan or hometown is Guangdong (Korean광동; Hanja廣東; RRGwangdong), China. Their founder was Chen Lin, a Ming dynasty naval officer who helped defend Joseon Korea from Japanese invasions.

According to the research held in 2015, the number of the Gwangdong Jin clan was 2397.

Chen LinEdit

Chen Lin was a general of Ming dynasty and leader of Ming navy, who helped defeat the Japanese and save Korea (see Japanese invasions of Korea). For repelling the Japanese, Chen Lin was worshipped by Chinese and Koreans as a national hero.[1]

In 1644, when the Qing dynasty replaced the Ming, Chen's grandchild, Chen Yusong (陳泳素) migrated to Korea and started the Jin Clan.[2]

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  1. ^ 金羊网 (2002-12-08). "陈璘后裔翁源祭祖宗". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30.
  2. ^ Jin, Guanglin (2014). "A Comparison of the Korean and Japanese Approaches to Foreign Family Names" (PDF). Journal of Cultural Interaction in East Asia. Society for Cultural Interaction in East Asia. 5: 23.

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