Lee Young-hoon

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Lee Young-hoon
Hangul 이영훈
Hanja 李榮薰
Revised Romanization Lee Young-hoon
McCune–Reischauer Yi Yŏnghun

Lee Young-hoon (이영훈, 李榮薰, born 1951 in Daegu, South Korea), Lee Yong-hoon, Rhee Yong-hoon, or Yi Yŏnghun is a professor Emeritus of Economics at Seoul National University and the president of the Naksungdae Institute of Economic Research (낙성대경제연구소).[1]

He is a member of the Textbook Forum of the New Right Party.[2] He is known as the new positivistic research on the Economy of Joseon.[3]

He argues that the number of comfort women and forced laborers is exaggerated in Korea's textbooks and challenges the Korean's common beliefs: "Japanese colonial rule and development has been considered an absolute evil".[4]


He graduated from Department of Economics, Seoul University and earned Doctor of Economics. He was an associate professor of Economics at Hanshin University and a professor of Sungkyunkwan University. He is co-representative of Textbook Forum.[5]


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  1. ^ "대한민국 이야기'해방전후사의 재인식' 강의" [Story of Republic of Korea, Lectures on "Re-acknowledging before and after the liberation"] (in Korean). Daum. 
  2. ^ "A Textbook Alternative to the Historical Leftist View". DailyNK. 27 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "The Fall of the Joseon Dynasty Began with Its Economy". Dong-A Ilbo. September 18, 2004. 
  4. ^ "[Editorial] Professor Lee Young-hoon’s Academic Courage Should Be Given Credit". The Dong-A Ilbo. April 28, 2005. 
  5. ^ "뉴라이트 연쇄 인터뷰 (10) 李榮薰 낙성대경제연구소장" [New Right chain interviews (10) Lee Young-hoon Naksungdae Institete of Economic Research] (in Korean). August 2006. 

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