Korean Revolutionaries in the Comintern and the Young Communist
International: Park Jin-sun and Cho Hun
The Third International (Comintern) and the Young Communist International
(YCI), both founded in 1919, had a great influence, on Korean anti-colonial
revolutionaries, who found the possibility of national liberation in the
This examines the changes in the early Korean communist movement
through the activities of Park Jin-sun and Cho Hun at the Comintern and YCI.
Park and Cho both started out as revolutionary nationalists fighting for
independence and transformed into socialists after encountering the Russian
Park Jin-sun participated in the Second Congress of the Comintern as a
representative of the Korean Socialist Party (Shanghai group) and became a
member of the Executive Committee. Cho Hun was sent to the YCI as a
representative of the Korean Communist Party (Irkutsk group) and became a
member of the Executive Committee.
However, while Park Jin-sun was constrained in his role and activities due to
the struggles of the two groups, Cho Hun was able to lead a new generation of
the Korean Revolution through his leadership in the YCI.
Keywords: Comintern, Young Communist International, Park Jin-sun,
Cho Hun, Korean Socialist Party, Korean Communist Party