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Chosun Ilbo
Chosun Ilbo logo
Korean name
Hangul: 조선일보
Hanja: 朝鮮日報
Revised Romanization: Joseon Ilbo
McCune-Reischauer: Chosŏn Ilbo

Chosun Ilbo is one of the leading newspapers (if not the leading) in South Korea, with a circulation of 2,380,000 copies daily. It is generally considered to represent the conservative views in South Korean society. Despite this, many left-wing liberals also read the Chosun for the sake of good journalism. The other 2 main newspapers are Joongang Ilbo and Donga Ilbo. Chosun Ilbo logo - Fair use File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Korean language (한국어 / 조선어) is the most widely used language in Korea, and is the official language of both North and South Korea. ... Jump to: navigation, search Hangul (한글) is the native alphabet used to write the Korean language, as opposed to the Hanja system borrowed from China. ... Hanja (lit. ... The Revised Romanization of Korean is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. ... McCune-Reischauer is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced (a modified) McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000. ... Best-selling English language daily newspapers as of 2002, with circulation: The Sun 3,541,002 United Kingdom (tabloid) The Daily Mail 2,342,982 United Kingdom (tabloid) The Daily Mirror 2,148,058 United Kingdom (tabloid) The Times of India 2,144,842 India USA Today 2,120,357... Conservatism or political conservatism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... Jump to: navigation, search Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions... The Joong Ang Ilbo is one of the Big Three Newspapers in Korea, the so-called Cho-Joong-Dong (after the first words of the Chosun Ilbo and Dong-a Ilbo. ...

First was a project culmination of the Chosun Ilbo Establishment Union, in September, 1919, promptly being followed by the founding of the company, in March 5, 1920. It was served as a newspaper that criticised and sometimes blatantly disagreed with what the pro-Japanese kingdom was doing at the time of the Japanese rule of the Korean Empire. Jump to: navigation, search 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events WIKIPEDIA EATS VAGINA January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ...

After its 4th issue, the newspaper was confiscated, for reporting crticially on the forceful marriage of Young Chin Wang and the Japanese royalty Bang Ja.

August 27th, 1920, the Chosun published an editorial heavily criticising the cruel force the Japanese police were taking on Korean citizens, and was suspended. (1st suspension) Jump to: navigation, search 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events WIKIPEDIA EATS VAGINA January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ...

September 5th of the same year, three days after the suspension was lifted, with an editorial entitled "Did The Japanese Central Governing Body Stop Our Newspaper" the Chosun was given indefinite suspension (2nd suspension). By 1923 June, Chosun celebrated its 1000th issue. After many milestones that included first ever newspaper in Korea to publish both morning and evening newspapers, international correspondents to Russia, first cartoons, the Chosun was given its 3rd indefinite suspension by the Japanese government for printing an editorial disagreeing with the Japanese' forced rule on Korea. Jump to: navigation, search 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...

In 1927, after 7 years of its first printing, for an editorial citing the horrendous atrocities commited to prisoners by the Japanese government, Chosun's publisher and chief staff writer, together with the Editor of the Chosun were arrested. In May of the same year, for an editorial criticising the military send off to Sandong, the Chosun was given 133 days of suspension (4th suspension) and Chosun's publisher and chief staff writer, An Jae Hong was re-imprisoned.

After these events, the Chosun was on the forefront of events that tried to improve general public life and social events (Jokgu Tournaments- Cross between tennis and football). Within a space of 3 years, 3 presidents were changed and replaced, and in 1935 December 21st, in resistance to the forced Japanese education and their subsequent plans to assimlate the Korean language, the Chosub published 100,000 books of Korean textbooks nationwide. Jump to: navigation, search 1935(MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Over the years, the Chosun also started to publish many side publications, the first of its kind, a monthly publication of current events, Youth Chosun, a sister publication "Joguang" etc.

In the summer of 1940, after its 6923rd issue, the paper was declared officially discountinued by the Japanese ruling government body. After 20 years of its establishment, a total 4 suspensions and over 500 confiscations had been made by the Japanese.

With the Independence of 1945 from the Japanese, the Chosun Ilbo was revived publication after 5 years and 3 months of close-down.

Chosun means "Korea" in Korean, and Ilbo means "Daily Paper." Joseon or Chosun (Korean: 조선; Hanja: 朝鮮; Revised: Joseon; McCune-Reischauer: Chosŏn; Chinese: Cháoxiǎn; Japanese: Chōsen) is a name for Korea, as used in the following cases: As part of the name of several ancient kingdoms (including Gojoseon, Gija Joseon, and Wiman Joseon); During most of the Joseon... Jump to: navigation, search Korea refers to South Korea and North Korea together, which were a unified country until 1948. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Chosun Ilbo's former chairman Bang Eung Mo is known as the "Pro-Japan" during Japanese reign. He worked in many of organizations that encouraged people to participate in the World War 2 as Japanese soldiers or sexual slaves. German soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the worlds nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives. ...

After 5.16 Coup, which overturned the democratic government, they wrote many editorials that encouraged Park Chung Hee's ( the president of the authoritarian government) Authoritarian (Dictatorship)Government. As a result, the Park Chung Hee Administration started to make Chosun Ilbo grow bigger and bigger. Jump to: navigation, search This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The term authoritarian is used to describe an organization or a state which enforces strong and sometimes oppressive measures against the population, generally without attempts at gaining the consent of the population. ...

After President Park was assasinated, Chosun Ilbo now praised Chun Doo Hwan, another authoritarian president who killed over hundreds people in Kwangju Massacre who overturned temporary government like Park, and Chun made Chosun Ilbo grow bigger and bigger. In 1979 Chosun Ilbo was 4th most-read newspaper, but in 1989, it becomes most read newspaper in the Korea. Chun Doo Hwan (born 18 January Korean military officer and the President of South Korea from 1980 to 1988. ...

Today, Many people criticize Chosun Ilbo for its history, its bias for the conservative Grand National Party, their McCarthyism and its ultra-conservative views for every issues. Jump to: navigation, search The Grand National Party (Hannaradang) is a conservative, right-wing political party in South Korea. ...

See also

  • List of Korea-related topics

This is a list of Wikipedia articles on Korea-related people, places, things, and concepts. ...

External links

  • Korean Site
  • English Site
  • Chosun Ilbo Critics

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The Chosun Ilbo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (673 words)
Chosun Ilbo has been undertaken annual inspections since Audit Bureau of Circulations was established in 1993.
On August 27, 1920, the Chosun Ilbo was suspended after it published an editorial heavily criticizing the use of excessive force by the Japanese police against Korean citizens.
Chosun Ilbo is often criticized by many South Koreans for its conservative bias, including uncritical support for the conservative Grand National Party, hostility towards the reformist governments including those of Kim Dae Jung and Roh Moo Hyun.
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