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A Study on the Suppression of Donghak Peasant Army by the government forces of Joseon and the Japanese Army 1n Chung Nam Naepo(內浦) Region

kim, yang sik 1

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ABSTRACT

This thesis is an analysis of the suppression of the Donghak Peasant Army by the government forces of Joseon and the Japanese army in the Chung Nam Naepo region and its peculiarities. Particularly, with the recent discovery of new information in 『Kabogunjeongsilgi(甲午軍政實記)』, it is an attempt to get closer to the truth about the Donghak Peasant War in the Naepo region. The Donghak Peasant Army had already gained control of the Chung Nam Naepo Region in September 1894. The concerned government and Japanese army, in effect, turned their attention to suppressing the Donghak Peasant Army in the Naepo region from the beginning to the middle of October. However, following the last 10 days in October, the main force of the Donghak Peasant Army had begun moving north to capture the, Gonju region. Forcing the Japanese army as well as the government to direct their troops to focus on protecting the the Gonju region. For that reason, The region of Hongju had been dropped off the radar of the government forces of Joseon and the Japanese army. Japan and the government of Joseon received reports of the greatest battle in the Naepo region, the battle at the castle of Hongju on October 28, much later, than after the event took place. That’s why the government forces, led by Lee Du Hwang, arrived at the Naepo region on October 29, when the battle at the castle of Hongju was over, and the Japanese army departed for the Naepo region from Incheon on November 3. The enthusiasm of the Donghak Peasant Army in the Naepo region quickly cooled following the battle at the castle of Hongju. The Japanese army, The Joseon government army and Minbogun(民堡軍) caught up to the Donghak Peasant Army and executed them. In fact, the Japanese army shot and killed 48 members of the Donghak Peasant Army in Haemi on November 11 and killed 30 more members in Taean on November 15. Hongju region governor Lee Seong U concluded the suppression of the Donghak Peasant Army with a big celebration outside the south gate of the castle of Hongju on November 30.

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