Bak Jeongyang

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Bak Jeongyang
Revised Romanization Bag Jeongyang
McCune–Reischauer Pak Chŏngyang
Pen name
Hangul 죽천
Revised Romanization Jukcheon
McCune–Reischauer Chukchŏn
Courtesy name
Hangul 치중
Revised Romanization Chijung
McCune–Reischauer Ch'ijung
Posthumous name
Hangul 문익
Revised Romanization Munik
McCune–Reischauer Munik

Bak Jeongyang(korean:박정양, hanja:朴定陽, 1841–1904) was a Korean Joseon dynasty politician and edification[clarification needed] activist.[1] a member of independence club(독립협회;獨立協會) and People's joint association(만민공동회;萬民共同會). also a member for Party of Kaehwa, his family was Pannam Park clan.[2] Bak Jeongyang was dispatched by Korean King to be the ambassador to the United States in 1887. He went to United States and caused an international outcry from the Chinese Empire which viewed Korea as a vassal state. After many years' conflict, Park was punished and was pushed aside. This episode reveals Korea's desire for complete independence, but demonstrates China's plan to stick to the traditional tributary tie. Park became a victim of this conflict. Park was also the author of a few books.

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  1. ^ Bak Jeongyang Archived 2013-11-05 at the Wayback Machine. (in Korean)
  2. ^ * Bak Jeongyang (in Korean)