Yi Sang-jae

Yi Sang-jae (Korean: 이상재, 26 October 1850 – 29 March 1927; also written as Lee Sang-jae) was a religious leader and independence fighter at the end of the Korean Empire.[1]

Yi Sang-jae

He was born in Jongji-ri, Chungcheongnam-do. His courtesy name is Gye-ho. He was the president of the Independence Association and published the first Korean private newspaper, Independence Newspaper. When Korea was a colony of Japan, he was active in the movement to establish the Korean Private University. Also, he was the first president of Singanhoe, one of the biggest independence groups in Korea.


  1. Ki-baek Yi (1984). A new history of Korea. Harvard University Press. p. 334.

Other websitesEdit