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This study aims to reveal the existence of 'politics of local men of repute(有志)' and the operating logic of the system through investigating the activities of the Council of Kyungsung (Seoul) in 1920s. In 1920s, based on institutional changes of 'amendment of local institutions', policies using local men of repute as medium of governing occurred. However, the relationship between imperialist power and local men of repute could not be maintained only through oppressions, because the relationship was situated in a new political topography shaped by the 3.1 Liberation Movement and the then international circumstances. The members of the Council, composed of Japanese and Koreans who had been elected directly by residents (limited elections depending on tax revenue), managed in joint the consultation committee and furthermore they tried activities beyond institutional barriers as a consultation committee. Within these activities, the structure where the ruling Japanese in Chosun and the ruled Koreans were all under the same rule of law could be working. The Japanese in Chosun, who were imperialist rulers and subjects under the rule of law as well, cooperated with Koreans with the common interests and sometimes were in conflict with them, depending on issues. The international political situations and the political state of Japan and Chosun in 1920s made it possible a political space be, mainly maintained by local men of repute. Through mentioning the existence of this political space I don't mean to deny the existence of the violence or oppression of imperialists. But I believe that it is a political phenomenon which cannot be explained only in the perspectives of oppression and one-sided rule, so I think that the development of a suitable terminology and concept for the phenomenon is urgently needed.