Yang Gi-tak

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Yang.
Yang Gi-tak
9th President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea
In office
Preceded by Yi Dongnyeong
Succeeded by Yi Dongnyeong
Personal details
Born (1871-04-02)April 2, 1871
Kangsŏ, P'yŏngan-do, Joseon
Died April 20, 1938(1938-04-20) (aged 67)
Jiangsu, China
Nationality Korean
Yang Gi-tak
Revised Romanization Yang Gi-tak
McCune–Reischauer Yang Kit'ak
Pen name
Hangul 우강
Revised Romanization Ugang
McCune–Reischauer Ugang

Yang Gi-tak (April 2, 1871 – April 20, 1938) was one of the leaders of Korean independence movement who served as the 9th president of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea from 1933 to 1935.

Korea Daily News[edit]

Korea Daily News - Front Page

In 1904, Yang and British journalist Ernest Bethell first published Daehan Maeil Sinbo (Hangul: 대한매일신보), the newspaper which took an antagonistic views about Japanese reign. The paper illuminated many Koreans who were unaware of the problem, and also played a key role in leading the National Debt Repayment Movement.

New People's Association[edit]

In 1907, Yang played a key role in organizing the New People's Association (Hangul: 신민회; hanja: 新民會; RR: Sinminhoe) to promote industry and Korean independence.[1]


  1. ^ Carter J. Eckert, Ki-baik Lee, Young Ick Lew, Michael Robinson, and Edward W. Wagner, Korea Old and New: A History (Seoul: Ilchokak / Korea Institute, Harvard University, 1990), 246.
Political offices
Preceded by
Yi Dongnyeong
Presidents of Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea
Succeeded by
Yi Dongnyeong