Modernization of Shipping and River Sailing Business in Palembang 1860-1930

Wargadalem, Farida R and Utama, Nanda Julian Modernization of Shipping and River Sailing Business in Palembang 1860-1930. https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asp/asl/2017/00000023/00000010/art00134.

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Abstract

This paper will discuss the development of shipping on the rivers in Palembang, especially those operated by joint venture companies (kongsi) between 1860-1930. The main discussion in this paper is on which factors drive the modernization of shipping and the development of sailing business in Palembang during the aforementioned period. Palembang, located on the Musi River banks on the east coast of southern Sumatra, has abundant potential natural resources. In the middle of 19th century, the engine technology increase shipping along the river, primerly by European joint venture. They faced tough competitor (both visible and covert) from similar joint venture company owned by Chinese, Arabian, and some from Palembang’s traders. This paper focuses on the perspective of maritime history and will be supported by various primary sources like archives and newspaper.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LA History of education > LA5-2396 History of education
Divisions: 06-Faculty of Education and Educational Science > 87201-History Education (S1)
Depositing User: Farida WD
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2021 05:18
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2021 05:18
URI: http://repository.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/45065

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