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Jang Deok-su

Andrew C. Nahm and James E. Hoare

A prominent right-wing nationalist, who was educated at Tokyo's Waseda University, who later received a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

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JANG DEOK-SU (1894-1947). A prominent right-wing nationalist, who was educated at Tokyo’s Waseda University, who later received a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He served as chief editor of the Dong-A Ilbo newspaper from 1920, and championed the Korean cause. He was an important founding member of the Korean (Hanguk) Democratic Party and chairman of its Political Committee. He was shot by a police officer on 2 December 194 7 because of his support for the Moscow Agreement, despite his party’s opposition to it.

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