As printed in A HANDBOOK OF KOREA, 3rd-1979 and 9th-1993;
Published by the Korean Overseas Information Service


Ahn Jong-kun

Popular Resistance.

A more ominous portent of the potential of the smoldering rage of the Koreans was manifested on October 26, 1909 at the Harbin railroad station in Manchuria. The patriot An Chung-gun assassinated Ito Hirobumi, the elder Japanese statesman who had mastermind­ed the takeover of Korea and became the first resident-general. In Seoul, Yi Chae-myöng fatally wounded Yi Wan-yong, the official who had been made premier under Ito.

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