|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
The collection, organized in one series, consists of two boxes containing materials describing the Korean Conspiracy Case during Japanese colonial rule in Korea during the early twentieth century. A significant proportion of the collection involves exhibits most likely associated with the confidential meeting in New York on October 11, 1912, which prompted the PCUSA Board of Foreign Missions to involve itself in the situation in Korea.
Using the Collection
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Restrictions on Access
Collection open for research by appointment. The collection is unrestricted to readers except for certain papers that are in fragile condition (but for which acid-free copies are available).
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
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History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Also known as the "105 Incident" the Korean Conspiracy Case characterizes the contentious relationship between Japan and Korea during a time of imperial colonization. On June 28, 1912, the Japanese government accused 123 Koreans of treason and assassination attempts against the Japanese Governor-General. During the time of detainment, defendants were tortured, and more than 600 others were arrested.