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(Placename) a former name of Cheju
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an island S of and belonging to South Korea. 365,522; 718 sq. mi. (1860 sq. km).
Formerly, Quelpart.
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When Japan agreed in Article 2 of the San Francisco Peace Treaty to renounce all right, title, and claim to Korea, including the islands Quelpart, Port Hamilton, and Dagelet, the drafters of the treaty did not include Dokdo within the areas to be renounced.
The Korean ambassador, in a letter of July 19, 1951, requested that the US secretary of state amend Article 2(a) of the draft treaty so as to include Dokdo as well as Quelpart, Port Hamilton, and Dagelet among those islands over which Japan would renounce "right, title, and claim" by virtue of having recognized Korea's independence.
It also contains a few documents that allow a glimpse of the early missionary movement, which sent its first Protestant missionaries in 1907 to the island of Quelpart (now Cheju) and in 1909 to Siberia.