Friday, March 09, 2012

Preview--Henry Collbran and the Roots of Early Korean Entrepreneurialism

From my upcoming article on Henry Collbran and early Korean entrepreneurialism.

The signs of American activity, in the capital alone, are evident upon every side. The Seoul Electric Car Company, the Seoul Electric Light Company, and the Seoul (Fresh Spring) Water Company have been created by American enterprises, backed by the “liveness” and 'cuteness (sic) of the two concessionaries…and pushed along by little diplomatic attentions upon the part of the American Minister.
Angus Hamilton, Korea, 1904

Seoul Tramway c. 1903 (Courtesy of Choson Ilbo)

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