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The Making of the First Korean PresidentSyngman Rhee's Quest for Independence$
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Young Ick Lew

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780824831684

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824831684.001.0001

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Early Life in Hawai‘i

Early Life in Hawai‘i

(p.64) Chapter 4 Early Life in Hawai‘i
The Making of the First Korean President

Young Ick Lew

University of Hawai'i Press

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 years before the liberation of Korea from Japanese colonial rule. From 1913–1915 Rhee established a reputation as an exemplary Christian educator by concentrating on the education of the second-generation Koreans on the islands. In July 1918, he established the New Church (later named the Korean Christian Church), after he had severed ties with the Hawaii Methodist Episcopal Mission. Between 1919 and 1929, under the leadership of its second minister, Rev. M in Ch’an-ho (1878–1954), the Korean Christian Church in Honolulu became the most influential church among Korean residents in Hawaii.

Keywords:   Syngman Rhee, Hawaii, Korean Christian Church, Hawaii Methodist Episcopal Mission

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