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President of the Korean Provisional Governments

Young Ick Lew

in The Making of the First Korean President: Syngman Rhee's Quest for Independence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831684
eISBN:
9780824871000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831684.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter details events in Syngman Rhee’s life following the March First Movement of 1919. The mass demonstrations not only forced Korea’s Japanese rulers to rethink their colonial policies on ... More


Diplomacy with a U.S. President and Ivy League Education in America

Young Ick Lew

in The Making of the First Korean President: Syngman Rhee's Quest for Independence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831684
eISBN:
9780824871000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831684.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter details Syngman Rhee’s diplomacy with a president of the United States; studies at George Washington University, Harvard, and Princeton; and his work for Korean independence. Not long ... More


Fall from Power in Shanghai and Hawai‘i

Young Ick Lew

in The Making of the First Korean President: Syngman Rhee's Quest for Independence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831684
eISBN:
9780824871000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831684.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter details events in Syngman Rhee’s life during and after his stint as president of the Korean Provisional Government (KPG). Topics covered include the four men who opposed Rhee in Beijing ... More


In Pursuit of Diplomatic Recognition during the Pacific War

Young Ick Lew

in The Making of the First Korean President: Syngman Rhee's Quest for Independence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831684
eISBN:
9780824871000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831684.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter details events in Syngman Rhee’s life in the 1940s. Topics covered include his diplomatic efforts in Washington, D.C.; lobbying of the State Department by the Korean–American Council; ... More


New Rivals and Detractors

Young Ick Lew

in The Making of the First Korean President: Syngman Rhee's Quest for Independence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831684
eISBN:
9780824871000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831684.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on Syngman Rhee’s rivals and critics. During the late 1930s and early 1940s, Koreans in the United States saw the outbreaks of the Sino-Japanese War in 1937 and the Pacific War ... More


Early Life in Hawai‘i

Young Ick Lew

in The Making of the First Korean President: Syngman Rhee's Quest for Independence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831684
eISBN:
9780824871000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831684.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter details events following Syngman Rhee’s arrival in Hawaii in 1913. The islands served as the base for his nationalist activities for more than a quarter of a century, until 1939, six ... More


Contesting Issues of State Power in the Diaspora

Richard S. Kim

in The Quest for Statehood: Korean Immigrant Nationalism and U.S. Sovereignty, 1905-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195369991
eISBN:
9780199918263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369991.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Asian History

This chapter examines the challenges and dilemmas in centralizing the national authority of the Korean Provisional Government (KPG) in Shanghai and developing focused policies toward the homeland. ... More


Birth of a Christian Reformer

Young Ick Lew

in The Making of the First Korean President: Syngman Rhee's Quest for Independence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831684
eISBN:
9780824871000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831684.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter details Syngman Rhee’s early life including his family background, education, imprisonment, and conversion to Christianity. Rhee (Yi Sŭng-man) was born in 1875 in P’yŏngsan County, ... More


Solo Drive for Korean Independence in Europe and Marriage to Francesca Donner

Young Ick Lew

in The Making of the First Korean President: Syngman Rhee's Quest for Independence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831684
eISBN:
9780824871000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831684.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter details events in Syngman Rhee’s life in the early 1930s. Still smarting from his impeachment by the Korean Provisional Government in Shanghai in 1925, the bankruptcy of his Tongji ... More


The About-Face: The American Mission and the Division of Korea

David P. Fields

in Foreign Friends: Syngman Rhee, American Exceptionalism, and the Division of Korea

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177199
eISBN:
9780813177250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177199.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 5 explores Korean lobbying during World War II. Rhee managed to build on the notoriety he received in the 1920s, but also to adapt his message to take advantage of the anxieties and ambitions ... More


Becoming the President of the Republic of Korea

Young Ick Lew

in The Making of the First Korean President: Syngman Rhee's Quest for Independence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831684
eISBN:
9780824871000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831684.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter details events in Syngman Rhee’s life following his return to Seoul on October 16, 1945. Topics covered include his attempts to bring order to the chaotic political situation and unify ... More


Conclusion

Young Ick Lew

in The Making of the First Korean President: Syngman Rhee's Quest for Independence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831684
eISBN:
9780824871000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831684.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter argues that Rhee’s 1948 election as president was a tribute to his peerless competence and steadfast effort towards attaining Korean independence. He possessed ample qualifications to be ... More


Christian Education and Evangelism in Korea and Japan

Young Ick Lew

in The Making of the First Korean President: Syngman Rhee's Quest for Independence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831684
eISBN:
9780824871000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831684.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter details events following Syngman Rhee’s return to Korea in 1910, including his stint at the Seoul YMCA, his religious exile, and evangelical work in Japan. Back in Seoul, Rhee became the ... More


The Making of the First Korean President: Syngman Rhee's Quest for Independence

Young Ick Lew

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831684
eISBN:
9780824871000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831684.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The only full-scale history of Syngman Rhee’s (1875–1965) early career in English was published nearly six decades ago. Now, this book uncovers little-known aspects of Rhee’s leadership roles prior ... More


Security over Democracy

John Lewis Gaddis

in Nation Building in South Korea: Koreans, Americans, and the Making of a Democracy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831205
eISBN:
9781469604862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867792_brazinsky.5
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the United States' state building in South Korea that began in 1945, when it occupied southern Korea and sought to secure it against Communism and social revolution. It ... More


Building an American Constituency

David P. Fields

in Foreign Friends: Syngman Rhee, American Exceptionalism, and the Division of Korea

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177199
eISBN:
9780813177250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177199.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 2 examines the lobbying activities of Rhee and the Korean independence movement in the immediate aftermath of the March First Movement and in the context of Woodrow Wilson’s embrace of ... More


Local Struggles and Diasporic Politics: The 1931 Court Cases of the Korean National Association of Hawaii

Richard S. Kim

in The Quest for Statehood: Korean Immigrant Nationalism and U.S. Sovereignty, 1905-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195369991
eISBN:
9780199918263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369991.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Asian History

With the collapse of the Korean Provisional Government and subsequent period of retrenchment, there was no longer a supreme authority to coordinate activities within the diaspora. Nevertheless, ... More


Inaugurating a “New Korea”: The March First Movement and the Korean Provisional Government

Richard S. Kim

in The Quest for Statehood: Korean Immigrant Nationalism and U.S. Sovereignty, 1905-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195369991
eISBN:
9780199918263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369991.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Asian History

This chapter narrates the systematic efforts of nationalist leaders in the diaspora to establish a national Korean state in the aftermath of the large-scale 1919 March First uprising. Japan’s brutal ... More


Koreans: From the March First Movement to the Paris Peace Conference

Xu Guoqi

in Asia and the Great War: A Shared History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199658190
eISBN:
9780191830860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658190.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Military History

This chapter studies the war’s impact on Korean national independence movements. The war had little direct impact on the population of the Korean peninsula. Koreans did not get involved in war, nor ... More


Foreign Friends: Syngman Rhee, American Exceptionalism, and the Division of Korea

David P. Fields

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177199
eISBN:
9780813177250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177199.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book examines how Syngman Rhee and the Korean independence movement used the rhetoric of American exceptionalism to lobby the U.S. government and the American public for support between 1905 and ... More


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