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Godang is lecturing < Introduction to Law >
at Soongsil University. (1930's)

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Jo Man Sik(조만식)
1883~1950
nom de plume: Godang

Jo Man Sik was an activist in Korea's independence movement. “Godang” is a nom de plume of this historic figure.

In 1905, Jo entered Soongsil Middle School as a student. In his youth, he was an activist within Korea's Christian community. After Japan's annexation of Korea in 1910, he became involved with his country's independence movement. His participation in the March 1, 1919. “3·1” (Korean: Sam-Il) peaceful protest marches against Japanese colonialism led to his arrest and detention, along with tens of thousands of other Koreans. After his release, he dedicated himself to the non-violent resistance of Japanese occupation, a stance which earned him the epithet "The Gandhi of Korea". He advocated the principle of self-sufficiency for Korea. Jo formed the Korean Products Promotion Society, intending to encourage Koreans to buy domestically-produced goods to instill Korean spirit.

In August 1945, by the end of World War II, Godang organized governing councils throughout the north as to maintain stability in the power vacuum. The council’s members were generally composed of right-wing nationalists who opposed communism. The Army of the Soviet Union arrived in Pyongyang following the Japanese surrender and placed Jo under house arrest in 1946. He was reported to have died in a North Korean prison in 1950. It is generally believed that Jo was executed along with other political prisoners at this period.

In 1970, he was awarded the Republic of Korea Medal, the highest medal of the Order of Merit for National Foundation. In honor of his achievements and spirit, Soongsil University’s College of Law hosts the Godang International Conference of Law every year since 2011. Prominent professors and erudite scholars present their academic feats and discuss legal matters concerning their distinguished expertise. Godang Conference is held during the IEMCC EARR, and this year’s conference will be held online at November 23rd.

12th Godang International Conference on Law schedules will be updated soon