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  • The first school building, Russian Language School building

    1905.04 ~ 1914.06

    The first school building, Russian Language School building

  • “Korea Neutrality Declaration” telegraphed globally by Lee Yong-ik

    1904.01.02

    “Korea Neutrality Declaration” telegraphed globally by Lee Yong-ik

  • Founder of Bosung College, Lee Yong-ik

    1905

    Founder of Bosung College, Lee Yong-ik

  • Bosung College's Crest of Ewha (Plum Tree Flowers)

    1905.04

    Bosung College's Crest of Ewha (Plum Tree Flowers)

  • Regulations of Bosung College

    1905.04

    Regulations of Bosung College

  • Bust of the founder of Bosung College, Lee Yong-ik

    1905.04

    Bust of the founder of Bosung College, Lee Yong-ik

  • The First President, Shin Hae-yeong

    1905

    The First President, Shin Hae-yeong

  • Ceremony marking the first anniversary of Bosung College’s founding

    1906.04.03

    Ceremony marking the first anniversary of Bosung College’s founding

  • The second owner, Lee Jong-ho took over management

    1907.03

    The second owner, Lee Jong-ho took over management

  • Memorial service for the late founder, Lee Yong-ik

    1907.03.17

    Memorial service for the late founder, Lee Yong-ik

  • The Bosung Society rules

    1907

    The Bosung Society rules

  • Diploma issued to the first graduates

    1907

    Diploma issued to the first graduates

  • The 3rd graduation ceremony

    1910.02

    The 3rd graduation ceremony

  • Sohn Byeong-hee (penname Euiam)

    1910.12.23

    Sohn Byeong-hee (penname Euiam)

  • Korea Daily News (Maeil Shinbo) article on the transfer of management of Bosung College to Cheondogyo

    1910.12.23

    Korea Daily News (Maeil Shinbo) article on the transfer of management of Bosung College to Cheondogyo

  • Excursion with Sohn Byeong-hee (penname Euiam)

    1912.05

    Excursion with Sohn Byeong-hee (penname Euiam)

  • Newly-built school building in Susong-dong

    1914.11 ~ 1918.09

    Newly-built school building in Susong-dong

  • Economics class

    1915

    Economics class

  • English class

    1915

    English class

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  • 1905

    1905. 4. 3.
    Bosung College is founded by Chungsukgong Lee Yong-ik.
    Despite the initial plan to establish five departments (Law, Plutology, Agriculture, Commerce, and Engineering) and Foreign Language Studies Program, only two 2-year programs are launched initially: the Professional Department of Law and the Professional Department of Plutology.
    Shin Hae-yeong is inaugurated as the first president. The buildings of the National Russian Language School (俄語學校) in Bak-dong becomes Bosung’s first campus.
  • 1906

    1906. 4. 3.
    The 1st Anniversary Ceremony is held.
    1906. 7.
    At least 200 buildings in Bak-dong are purchased from Kim Gyo-Heon and incorporated into Bosung College to expand the campus.
    1906. 12.
    Cho Sung-gu and Yoon Ik-sun are inaugurated as the first chairman and vice-chairman, respectively, of the Bosung Society at its first general assembly.
  • 1907

    1907. 1.
    The Professional Department of Law and the Professional Department of Plutology are renewed as three-year programs and change their names to the Department of Law and the Department of Economy, respectively.
    1907. 2.
    Bosung College awards degrees to its first graduates.
    The graduate ceremony is postponed to September due to the death of its founder, Lee Yong-ik.
    1907. 3. 15.
    The Bosung Society publishes the first issue of Chinmok.
    1907. 3. 17.
    A memorial service for the late founder, Lee Yong-ik, is held.
    Lee Jong-ho assumes control of the management of Bosung College.
    1907. 5.
    Bosung College publishes the academic journal Bupjunghagye
    1907. 12.
    Yoo Sung-Jun is inaugurated as the 2nd president.
  • 1908

    1908. 1. 29.
    The 2nd graduation ceremony is held.
  • 1909

    1909. 2.
    Jung Yeong-Taek is inaugurated as the 4th president.
    1909. 9.
    Shin Hae-yeong, the first president, dies in Japan.
  • 1910

    1910. 2.
    The 3rd graduation ceremony is held.
    1910. 3.
    Bosung College files a petition to the Ministry of Education to establish two departments (Commerce and Politics), in addition to the departments of Law and Economy, and renames itself as Bosung University.
    1910. 4.
    The Department of Economy is abolished and the Department of Commerce is established.
    The proprietor of Bosung College, Lee Jong-ho, seeks asylum in Russia’s Maritime Province (Yonhaeju) in order to establish a military base for the Army for National Independence.
    1910. 12.
    Chondogyo, then led by Sohn Byung-hee, assumes control over Bosung College.
  • 1911

    1911. 1.
    Yoon Ik-sun is inaugurated as the 5th president.
    1911. 2.
    The 4th graduation ceremony is held.
    Degrees are awarded to 45 graduates from the Department of Law and 22 graduates from the Department of Plutology.
  • 1912

    1912. 2.
    The 5th graduation ceremony is held.
    Degrees are awarded to 36 graduates from the Department of Law.
  • 1914

    1914. 6.
    The school buildings in Bak-dong are demolished and replaced by new structures.
  • 1915

    1915. 3. 31.
    The 8th graduation ceremony is held.
    Degrees are awarded to 28 graduates from the Department of Law and 9 graduates from the Department of Commerce.
    1915. 4.
    Bosung College is renamed as Bosung Law and Commerce College and starts to operate only two three-year programs – the Department of Law and the Department of Commerce – as the Regulations on Colleges of the Japanese Government General enters into force.
    1915. 4. 3.
    The 10th Anniversary ceremony is held.
  • 1916

    1916. 3. 20.
    The 9th graduation ceremony is held.
    Degrees are awarded to 23 graduates from the Department of Law and 12 graduates from the Department of Commerce.
  • 1917

    1917. 3. 31.
    The 10th graduation ceremony is held.