Independence Club

political party in Korea

The Independence Club (Korean: 독립협회, 獨立協會) was a Korean association that supported the independence movement during the Joseon dynasty.[1] It was active from 1896 to 1899. The club was an early supporter of human rights and people's democracy in Korea. It was founded by Seo Jae-pil and Yun Chi-ho.

The group helped build the Independence Gate.[1] and set up the People's Joint Association.[2]


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More reading

  • Pratt, Keith (2007). Everlasting Flower: A History of Korea. London: Reaktion Books. pp. 188–189. ISBN 978-1-86189-335-2.
  • Oh Se-ung, Dr. Philip Jaisohn's Reform Movement, 1896-1898: A Critical Appraisal of the Independence Club, University Press of America, 1995, ISBN 0819199141
  • Djun Kil Kim (2008-01-07), the History of Korea, Greenwood Press


  1. 1.0 1.1 Independence Club Archived 2013-04-13 at (in Korean)
  2. a Korean spelling was Manmingongdonghoi