Pak Chang-ok

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Pak.
Pak Chang-ok
Chosŏn'gŭl 박창옥
Hancha 朴昌玉
Revised Romanization Bak Chang-ok
McCune–Reischauer Pak Chang-ok

Pak Chang Ok (Korean: 박창옥) was a North Korean official and was a leader of the Soviet Korean faction of the party, with members being mainly ethnic Koreans born in Soviet Union, after the suicide of their first leader, Alexei Ivanovich Hegay. He was a member of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).

Pak formed an alliance Choe Chang Ik and the Yanan Korean faction of the party to criticize Kim Il-sung in 1956, but was expelled following the return of Kim from the Soviet Union.[1] He died in 1960.[2]


  1. "Workers' Party of Korea". Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  2. Charles K. Armstrong (2013-7). Tyranny of the weak. Cornell University Press. p. 130.  Check date values in: |date= (help)