Keijō Imperial University

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Keijō Imperial University
京城帝国大学
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Type National
Active April 1926–August 1946 (as Kyŏngsŏng University from August 1945-August 1946)
Location Keijō, Keikido, Chosen (present-day Seoul, South Korea)

Keijō Imperial University (京城帝国大学, Keijō Teikoku Daigaku, Korean: 경성제국대학), or Jōdai (城大) for short, was an Imperial University of Japan from 1924 to 1946. Established in Gyeongsong (modern-day Seoul, South Korea, called Keijō during the Japanese occupation of Korea) in 1924, it was abolished by the United States Army Military Government in Korea (USAMGIK) in 1946, following the Japanese surrender to the Allies and withdrawal from its occupation of Korea at the end of World War II.

History[edit]

Keijō Imperial University was founded in 1924 as the sixth Imperial University of Japan during the period of Japanese rule, followed by Nagoya University and Osaka University in 1931 and 1939, respectively. While the other Imperial Universities located in Japan were run by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Keijō Imperial University was run by the Governor-General of Korea.

After the end of World War II, Keijō Imperial University was renamed to "Kyŏngsŏng University" (Hangul경성대학; Hanja京城大學; RRGyeongseong Daehak; MRKyŏngsŏng Taehak).

USAMGIK closed Kyŏngsŏng University on August 22, 1946, with US Military Ordinance No. 102. It was later merged with nine other colleges into Seoul National University.

Faculty and Alumni[edit]

Presidents[edit]

  1. Chūichi Ariyoshi (有吉 忠一, Ariyoshi Chūichi, 아리요시 주이치) May 1924 – July 1924
  2. Tadaharu Shimooka (下岡 忠治, Shimooka Tadaharu, 시모오카 다다하루) July 1924 – November 1925
  3. Kurahei Yuasa (湯浅 倉平, Yuasa Kurahei, 유아사 구라헤이) December 1925 – April 1926
  4. Unokichi Hattori (服部 宇之吉, Hattori Unokichi, 핫토리 우노키치) April 1926 – July 1927
  5. Yasujirō Matsuura (松浦 鎮次郎, Matsuura Yasujirō, 마쓰우라 야스지로) July 1927 – October 1929
  6. Kiyoshi Shiga (志賀 潔, Shiga Kiyoshi, 시가 기요시) October 1929 – October 1931
  7. Saburō Yamada (山田 三良, Yamada Saburō, 야마다 사부로) October 1931 – January 1936
  8. Hiroshi Hayami (速水 滉, Hayami Hiroshi, 하야미 히로시) January 1936 – July 1940
  9. Jisaku Shinoda (篠田 治策, Shinoda Jisaku, 시노다 지사쿠) July 1940 – March 1944
  10. Shinji Yamaga (山家 信次, Yamaga Shinji, 야마가 신지) March 1944 – August 1945

Faculty[edit]

Alumni[edit]

  • Lee Hyo-seok - Korean writer
  • Shin Hyeon-Hwak - Korean politician
  • Choi Byun-ju - former Korean Supreme Court justice and politician
  • Rimhak Ree - Korean Canadian mathematician

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