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Wellington chung: Child of the Korean independence movement crushed by cold war regimes

Title
Wellington chung: Child of the Korean independence movement crushed by cold war regimes
Authors
Hlasny V.Jung B.J.
Ewha Authors
정병준Vladimir Hlasny
SCOPUS Author ID
정병준scopus; Vladimir Hlasnyscopus
Issue Date
2014
Journal Title
Korea Journal
ISSN
0023-3900JCR Link
Citation
vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 106 - 146
Keywords
Alice HyunCold WarCzechoslovakiaKarlovy VaryKorean AmericanKorean Independence MovementWellington Chung
Publisher
Korea Journal Korean National Commission for UNESCO
Indexed
AHCI; SCOPUS; KCI WOS scopus
Abstract
Wellington Chung (1927-1963) was a Korean American doctor born and raised in Hawaii, striving all his life to move to Korea, and dying in despair in Czechoslovakia. Chung received medical education at Charles University and practiced pathology in Czechoslovakia for eight years. Chung's life, however, ended tragically when he committed suicide. This study recounts the untold life story of Chung as well as his Korean American family. Reverend Hyun Soon, Chung's grandfather, was a nationalist movement leader. Alice Hyun, Chung's mother, was labeled Korean Mata Hari. This study argues that Chung was a son of the Korean independence movement who perished amidst the Cold War. The lives of his mother, grandfather, and uncles influenced Chung's life path. He joined political organizations, wrote essays, and organized fundraisers in support of North Korea, and wanted to return there after becoming a doctor. However, his mother was executed in North Korea around 1956 as an alleged U.S. intelligence spy. His uncles were summoned to the U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee hearings and harassed with the threat of deportation. Chung himself lost his American citizenship. He had nowhere to return. He was trapped in rural Czechoslovakia by the witch hunt of the Cold War regimes.
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