Chung Chil-sung

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Chung Chil-sung
GeumJuk Chung Chil-sung.JPG
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJeong Chilseong
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Ch'ilsŏng
Pen name
錦竹, 琴竹
Revised RomanizationGeumjuk

Chung Chil-sung (1897–1958), also known by her pen name Geumjuk, was a Korean dancer, feminist, and independence activist.

She was born in Daegu province, one of twenty three provinces of the Joseon kingdom. She was enrolled in Kisaeng school, also known as "Gyobang" when she was seven years old, even though the average age of entrants at that time was twelve or thirteen.[1]

Chung Chil-sung became an activist for the March 1st Movement, a public resistance against the Japanese occupation in 1919 [2].

She studied abroad in Japan in 1922 for a year when she was 15 years old to study English [3]. Afterwards she came back to Daegu to establish the Josun Women's Organization 조선여성동우회, a woman's rights group that was categorized as having socialism at its main influence with other notable Korean feminists such as Ju Sea-Juk 주세죽 and Heo Jong-suk. [4] [5].






  1. ^ 박, 정애 (2002-04-15). "3·1 독립운동 뛰어든 '사상기생' 사회주의 운동가로 활동 (in Korean)". The Hankyoreh. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. ^ 김, 희정 (1997-12-23). "< 대구.경북 근.현대인물사 . 38 > 정칠성 (in Korean)". Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  3. ^ 김, 성동 (2009-02-17). "[현대사 아리랑]조선부녀총동맹 부위원장 정칠성 (in Korean)". The Kyunghyang Shinmun. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  4. ^ 이, 미원 (2004-09-07). "[역사속의 영남사람들 .37] 민족을 지켜낸 여성들(김락·남자현·정칠성) (in Korean)". Yeongnamilbo. Retrieved 7 March 2015.