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Ji Cheong-cheon

Andrew C. Nahm and James E. Hoare

In 1919, Ji fled from Korea after taking part in the March First Movement and joined an anti-Japanese military group of Koreans in Manchuria.

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JI CHEONG-CHEON (1888-1957 ). Born Ji Dae-hyeong, he was also known as Ji Cheong-cheon and Yi. He graduated from an army cadet school in Japan in 1913. In 1919, he fled from Korea after taking part in the March First Movement and joined an anti-Japanese military group of Koreans in Manchuria. When the Korean Independence Party was organized in China in 1930, Ji became chairman of its military committee, establishing the Korean National Restoration Army. In 1940, he became its commander. Ji returned to Korea after liberation and organized the Daedong Youth Corps, an extreme rightist organization. He later became minister without portfolio, one of the founders of the Korean Nationalist Party, and in 1950 a member of the National Assembly loyal to President Syngman Rhee.

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