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The making of the first Korean president : Syngman Rhee's quest for independence, 1875-1948

Author: Yŏng-ik Yu
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The only full-scale history of Syngman Rhee's (1875-1965) early career in English was published nearly six decades ago. Now, in The Making of the First Korean President , Young Ick Lew uncovers little-known aspects of Rhee's leadership roles prior to 1948. In this richly illustrated volume, Lew delves into Rhee's background, investigates his abortive diplomatic missions, and explains how and why he was impeached as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Named Person: Syngman Rhee; Syngman Rhee; Sŭng-man Yi; Sŭng-man Yi
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yŏng-ik Yu
ISBN: 9780824871000 0824871006
OCLC Number: 986658581
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2013.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Birth of a Christian reformer --
Diplomacy with a U.S. president and Ivy League education in America --
Christian education and evangelism in Korea and Japan --
Early life in Hawaiʻi --
President of the Korean provisional governments --
Fall from power in Shanghai and Hawaiʻi --
Solo drive for Korean independence in Europe and marriage to Francesca Donner --
In pursuit of diplomatic recognition during the Pacific war --
New rivals and detractors --
Becoming the president of the Republic of Korea.
Responsibility: Young Ick Lew.

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The only full-scale history of Syngman Rhee's (1875-1965) early career in English was published nearly six decades ago. Now, in The Making of the First Korean President , Young Ick Lew uncovers little-known aspects of Rhee's leadership roles prior to 1948. In this richly illustrated volume, Lew delves into Rhee's background, investigates his abortive diplomatic missions, and explains how and why he was impeached as the head of the Korean Provisional Government in 1925.

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