Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Recommended Reading...on Korean Culture and History

I am frequently asked to recommend books on Korea and its culture. Understanding Korea's past is an important step in comprehending its business culture, norms, and common practices.

A great place to begin is several books I've authored. The books will give you and your team some background on Korea's recent past. In fact, my focus is early Western influence in Korea, although I write on contemporary Korean culture, too.

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The Filleys: 350 Years of American Entrepreneurial Spirit

Intrepid Americans: Bold Koreans--Early Korean Trade, Concessions, and Entrepreneurship

The Sioux in South Dakota (Contributing author)

A Yankee in the Land of the Morning Calm: A Historical Novel Book One, 1890-1895

A Yankee in the Land of the Morning Calm: Gold and Rail Book Two, 1895-1900

eBooks ( Complimentary)
Coffee, Cars, and Corporations: Thoughts on Korean Business and Popular Culture

More Thoughts on Korean Business and Popular Culture: Volume 2

Have a specific topic? Just ask and I will give some suggestions



  1. Anonymous4:22 PM

    Why don't you write a book about the U.S. punitive invasion of Gwanghwa-do?

  2. Great comment. My focus is on Korea as it opened to the West during this time of change.

  3. Anonymous2:20 PM

    Oops. I see that I made an error on the location. It should be Kanghwa-do, not Gwanghwa-do. An interesting note is that the Korean battle flag was captured by the US in 1871 and recently returned to Korea last October!