Yang Gi-tak (April 2, 1871 – April 20, 1938) was one of the leaders of Korean independence movement who served as the 9th president of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea from 1933 to 1935.

Yang Gi-tak
양기탁
梁起鐸
4th President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea
In office
January, 1926 – April 29, 1926
Preceded byYi Sang-ryong
Succeeded byYi Dongnyeong
Vice President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea
In office
October, 1933 – October, 1935
Preceded byKim Gu
Succeeded byRyu Dong-ryeol
Personal details
Born(1871-04-02)April 2, 1871
Kangsŏ, P'yŏngan-do, Joseon
DiedApril 20, 1938(1938-04-20) (aged 67)
Jiangsu, China
NationalityKorean
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationYang Gi-tak
McCune–ReischauerYang Kit'ak
Pen name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationUgang
McCune–ReischauerUgang

Korea Daily NewsEdit

 
Korea Daily News - Front Page

In 1904, Yang and British journalist Ernest Bethell first published Daehan Maeil Sinbo (Korean대한매일신보), the newspaper which took an antagonistic views about Japanese reign. The paper illuminated many Koreans who were unaware of the problem, and also played a key role in leading the National Debt Repayment Movement.

New People's AssociationEdit

In 1907, Yang played a key role in organizing the New People's Association (Korean신민회; Hanja新民會; RRSinminhoe) to promote industry and Korean independence.[1]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Carter J. Eckert, Ki-baik Lee, Young Ick Lew, Michael Robinson, and Edward W. Wagner, Korea Old and New: A History (Seoul: Ilchokak / Korea Institute, Harvard University, 1990), 246.
Political offices
Preceded by Presidents of Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea
1926
Succeeded by
Preceded by Vice Presidents of Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea
1933-1935
Succeeded by
Ryu Dong-ryeol