Kim Hong-jip

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
Kim Hong-jip
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Korean name
Hangul 김홍집
Revised Romanization Gim Hong-jip
McCune–Reischauer Kim Hongjip
Pen name
Hangul 도원
Revised Romanization Dowon
McCune–Reischauer Towŏn
Courtesy name
Hangul 경능
Revised Romanization Gyeongneung
McCune–Reischauer Kyŏngnŭng

Kim Hong-jip (1842 - 1896) was a Korean politician best known for his role as prime minister during the Gabo Reform period of 1895-1896. For a period he was also known as Kim Goeng-jip (Hangul: 김굉집).

As a relatively young man in 1880, Kim had undertaken an official mission to Japan, where he learned first-hand of the modernizing reforms taking place in that country. This inspired in him a profound desire to effect such changes in Korea.[1]

After the assassination of Queen Min, "pro-Japan cabinet members like Kim Hong-jip and O Yun-jung were killed."[2]


  1. ^ Lee Ki-baek, A New History of Korea. Translated by Edward W. Wagner with Edward J. Shultz (Seoul: Ichokak Publishers, 1984), p. 270.
  2. ^ Lee Ki-baek, A New History of Korea., op. cit., p. 300.