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Danny Orbach

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501705281

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.001.0001

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Three Puffs on a Cigarette

Three Puffs on a Cigarette

General Miura Gorō and the Assassination of Queen Min

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(p.101) 6 Three Puffs on a Cigarette
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Curse on This Country
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Danny Orbach

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.003.0007

This chapter discusses the murder of Queen Min of Korea by Japanese Lieutenant General Miura Gorō in 1895. On October 8, 1895, a group of Japanese officers, policemen, and civilians broke into the private apartments of Queen Min, hacked her to death with swords, killed several of her court ladies and burned their bodies on the lawn. The minister of the royal household was also slain, and the crown princess was beaten. This heinous act planned by Miura, the Japanese envoy, without the knowledge of the Japanese government. The chapter examines the assassination of Queen Min within its historical and political context before discussing how it brought together, with dire consequences, two distinct roads of military resistance to state policy. It also considers the trial and subsequent acquittal of Miura in Hiroshima.

Keywords:   murder, Queen Min, Korea, Miura Gorō, Japan, assassination, military resistance, trial, Hiroshima, Japanese government

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