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Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

Edited by Wenxian Zhang, Professor and Arthur Vining Davis Fellow, Department of Archives and Special Collections, Rollins College, US and Ilan Alon, Professor of Strategy and International Marketing, University of Agder, Norway
This invaluable dictionary is the result of collaborative efforts across the globe. Over forty scholars from the United States, mainland China and Taiwan, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Norway, Israel and Malaysia contributed. They cover the full spectrum of Chinese industries from banking, finance and investment, real estate, transportation and infrastructure, to manufacturing, telecommunications, media, agriculture, automobile, pharmaceutical, food, trade, service and retail industries.
Extent: 296 pp
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Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 978 1 84720 636 7
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This exhaustive resource provides comprehensive coverage of the major players in the Chinese economy since the reform era, which began in 1978. It includes 200 entries briefly summarizing each individual’s life and career, with a central focus on his or her accomplishments and the key roles played in the economic development of China. The emphasis of the book is on the movers and shakers of China’s new economy, highlighting notable figures from both the initial economic liberalization period and the renewed growth from the early 1990s to the present time.

This invaluable dictionary is the result of collaborative efforts across the globe. Over forty scholars from the United States, mainland China and Taiwan, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Norway, Israel and Malaysia contributed. They cover the full spectrum of Chinese industries from banking, finance and investment, real estate, transportation and infrastructure, to manufacturing, telecommunications, media, agriculture, automobile, pharmaceutical, food, trade, service and retail industries.

The book includes not only business leaders from mainland China, but also entrepreneurs from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia who have strong ties with the Chinese economy. Because of the key roles they played in economic development, some leading economists and high-ranking government officials are also included. The editors do not shy away from controversial figures, whose actions have had profound impacts on the Chinese economy, and who may have gotten into legal problems later in their career.

Scholars, practitioners and librarians in international business, entrepreneurship and Asian studies will find this volume an essential addition to their reference shelf.
‘The Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders is a starting point for research and an important addition to academic libraries supporting a program in business.’
– Lucy Heckman, American Reference Books Annual

‘This new biographical dictionary can be considered the first Asian business biographical book of its kind to systematically profile Chinese entrepreneurs and business leaders based on independent research, and thus, may serve to be a recognized and respected works of reference for practitioners who may be interested in learning and understanding the acquaintance of building guanxi with the right people while doing business in China. In addition, this Dictionary is a useful reference source of information for academics, researchers and librarians specializing in the fields of international Asian business studies, entrepreneurship, Chinese economic system.’
– William Choy, Chinese Management Studies

‘The book is an outstanding compilation. It is easy to use, the information is clear and well-presented, and the volume is smart and robustly crafted. . . The book is an important reference source for practitioners in international business, entrepreneurs and Asian studies.’
– Bob Duckett, Reference Reviews

‘The current compilation fills the need for a Who’s Who in the Chinese business world. . . This is a useful reference for scholars and students in China studies and for business practitioners. Recommended.’
– K.T. Wei, Choice

‘As direct foreign investment, both inward and outward, continues to gather momentum, the need to understand the leaders of Chinese corporations is increasingly important. The Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders is therefore a welcome addition to corporate and academic libraries. The encyclopedia provides up-to-date coverage of the major players in China’s new economy.’
– Dorothy Mays, Chinese Librarianship

‘A long awaited reference volume! Professionally compiled and user-friendly. A must for the serious researcher.’
– Leo-Paul Dana, Journal of Enterprising Communities

‘Biographical information about business leaders and entrepreneurs in China is scattered in a variety of Chinese sources such as books, newspapers, journal articles, web pages, etc. and are difficult to locate, especially from outside of China. This biographical dictionary, written in English, which includes some 200 of the most important movers and shakers of the new Chinese economy since 1978, is a very useful reference tool for libraries of all types as well as for anyone who is interested in learning and understanding the growing influence of China as a new economic power in the world.’
– Hwa-Wei Lee, formerly of the Library of Congress, and Ohio University Libraries

‘This impressive effort by two leading scholars of Chinese business and society will quickly become a reference for all students and practitioners. Indeed, it is a ready vade mecum, filling the crying gap many experts have identified in recent years. This work will set the standard for its successors: independent in its analytical assessments, broad-spectrum in its choice of entry, far-sighted in its selections.’
– John R. McIntyre, Georgia Institute of Technology, US

‘The book is a must-have for any student, library, executive or entrepreneur contemplating the business environment in China. In an important society where clout is paramount and relationship is key, the book’s listing of Who’s Who in China is essential to success. An essential read for anyone thinking of doing business in China!’
– J. Mark Munoz, Munoz and Associates International and author of A Salesman in Asia

‘For anyone interested in interacting with China, whether doing business or not, it would be advantageous to “know thy foe and thyself”, as Sunzi (Sun Tzu) put it. And this work will definitely be conducive to your gaining an insight on contemporary China and its economic boom. It can be used as a reference tool or read as a textbook. Highly recommended for college and public libraries.’
– Shixing Wen, Editor-in-Chief, Chinese Librarianship, Former President, Chinese American Librarians Association and Councilor, American Library Association
Contributors to the volume and their entries

Aldo Ahlers Jr
Sun Guangxin

Matthew Amick
Chang Chung-Mou (Zhang Zhongmou), Jiang Nanchun (Jason Jiang), Barry Lam (Lin Baili), Wen Sayling (Wen Shiren), Wu Yijian

Dongmei Cao
Chen Jinyi, Liang Jianzhang, Wu Ying, Zhao Xinxian, Zhu Mengyi

Julian Chambliss
Bao Yugang, Chai Songyue, Feng Lun, Henry Ying Tung Fok (Huo Yingdong), Shen Taifu

Howard Chiang
Zhang Weiying

Victoria Chu
Ma Hong, Ning Xiangdong, Wu Dingfu, Xie Fuzhan, Xie Xuren

Mary Conway Dato-on
Li Rucheng, Henry Sy Sr (Shi Zhicheng), Yang Rong, Zheng Yonggang

Huijuan Cui
Ma Weihua

Xiaodong Du
Guo Zeli, Ni Runfeng

Quek Kia Fatt
William Hengjem Cheng (Zhong Tingshen), Hu Maoyuan, Robert Hock Nien Kuok (Guo Henian), Yang Guoping, Yin Tongyao

Marc Fetscherin
Chen Lihua, Gu Chujun, Guo Hao, Li Xiaohua, Liu Hanyuan, Sun Guangxin, Xu Ming, Xu Rongmao, Zhang Simin

Mareike Fetscherin
Henry Ying Tung Fok (Huo Yingdong), Shen Taifu

Charlotte Froehlich
Chen Lihua

Daniel Galvez
Xu Ming

Adeta Gayah
Li Xiaohua

James P. Gilbert
Li Lihui, Wang Xuebing, Yi Gang, Zhang Enzhao, Zhang Jianguo, Zhou Xiaochuan

Hui He
Li Jun, Li Yanhong, Rong Yiren, Wu Yi, Xiang Huaicheng

Alex Hellberg
Liu Hanyuan

Arthur Holst
Chen Feng, Duan Qiang, Ma Wanqi (Ma Man-Kei), Mu Xinsheng, Wei Jiafu

Lujin Huang
Cao Guowei, Chang Xing, Chen Xiao, Chen Xiaoxian, Ding Jian, Fan Gang, Gao Dekang, Jing Shuping, Pan Shiyi, Song Weiping, Wen Tiejun, Xie Tielan, Xu Xiaoping, Yang Kaisheng, Yang Mingsheng, Yu Shumin, Yu Yu, Zhang Chaoyang (Charles Zhang), Zheng Shengtao, Zhou Bohua

Loi Teck Hui
William Hengjem Cheng (Zhong Tingshen), Hu Maoyuan, Robert Hock Nien Kuok (Guo Henian), Yang Guoping, Yin Tongyao

David Irving
Chai Songyue, Feng Lun

Jonatan Jelen
Miao Shouliang, Peng Xiaofeng, Sun Hongbin, Yang Guoqiang, Ye Lipei (Eddie Ye), Zhang Jindong

Hong Jiang
Yang Yuanqing

Qian Hu
Li Dongsheng

Thomas D. Lairson
Chen Yun, Deng Xiaoping, Wen Jiabao, Zhao Ziyang, Zhu Rongji

Christoph Lattemann
Huang Guangyu, Liu Yonghao, Lu Guanqiu, Nan Cunhui

Jen-Kai Liu
Bo Xilai, Xu Kuangdi, Yang Yuanyuan, Zhang Qingwei, Zhu Yanfeng

Francisco Lutz
Gu Chujun

Michael J. Miske
Fu Chengyu, Jin Zhiguo, Li Shufu, Shang Fulin, Tian Deju

Xiafang Mo
Li Yining, Ma Yun, Wu Jinglian, Yang Lan

Michael A. Moodian
Li Zekai (Richard Li, Tzar Kai Li), Yang Bin, Yuan Longping, Zhang Yin, Zhou Zhengyi

Rebecca Montaner
Geng Xiaoping

Guibin Mu
Zhou Houjian

Tim Poplin
Zhang Simin

Natalie Powers
Xu Rongmao

Martina Jing Quan
Li Ning, Ma Huateng, Mai Boliang, Ren Zhengfei, Wang Wenjing

Hui Shi
Dong Mingzhu, Ning Gaoning

Amir Shoham
Li Jun, Li Yanhong, Rong Yiren, Wu Yi, Xiang Huaicheng

Sangeeta Singh
Ding Lei, Guo Guangchang, Li Ka Shing (Li Jiacheng), Liu Chuanzhi Zong Qinghou

Linda G. Sprague
Liu Ji

Clay Stanfield
Dai Zhikang, Liu Bo, Liu Xiaoguang

David Straub
Eysayup Ekrem (Aikelamu Aishayoufu), Rebiya Kadeer, Mayirjon (Mayierjiang), Mi Enhua, Tang Wanxin

Jianmin Sun
Dong Mingzhu, He Boquan, Hou Weigui, Li Dongsheng, Ma Weihua, Ning Gaoning, Xie Qihua, Yang Yuanqing, Ye Long, Zhang Yue, Zhou Houjian

Sunny Li Sun
Li Ning, Ma Huateng, Mai Boliang, Ren Zhengfei, Wang Wenjing

Shawn Tavares
Guo Hao

Siri Terjesen
Zhang Gang

Rachel Todd
Donald Tsang (Zeng Yinquan)

Min Tong
Chi Yufeng, Guo Xianchen, Mu Zhanying, Pan Ning, Wang Weibin

Fu-Sheng Tsai
Steve Chang (Zhang Mingzheng), Terry Kuo (Guo Taiming), Lee Rie-Ho (Li Ruihe), Stan Shi (Shi Zhenrong), Jerry Chih-Yuan Yang (Yang Zhiyuan)

Denise Tsang
Chen Tianqiao, Stanley Ho (He Hongshen), Liu Jiren, Qiu Bojun, Xu Shaochun

Hua Wang
Liu Changping, Miao Wei, Tan Xuguang, Wang Linxiang, Wang Yung-ching (Wang Yongqing)

Zhen Wang
Ye Long

Joshua Wickerham
Hu Shuli, Li Jinhua, Li Xiaopeng, Wang Mengkui, Wang Zhidong

Audrey Wu
Liu Ji

Depin Yang
Zhang Yue

Tao Yang
He Boquan, Hou Weigui

Shirley Ze Yu
Li Jingwei, Long Yongtu, Shi Xiaoyan, Tsang Hin Chi (Zeng Xianzi), Wang Yan

Xiaoqi Yu
Duan Yongping, Ge Wenyao, Kong Dan, Shaw Runrun (Shao Yifu), Wang Liheng

Hong Zhang
Lang Xianping, Shi Yuzhu, Wang Guangying, Wang Jiafen, Yu Zuomin

Jian Zhang
Hu Angang, Rong Zhijian

Weidong Zhang
Lai Changxing, Mou Qizhong, Nian Guangjiu, Shi Zhengrong, Wang Xuan

Wenxian Zhang
Chang Xiaobing, Li Xiaopeng, Donald Tsang (Zeng Yinquan), Wang Mengkui, Wang Zhidong, Wang Zhongjun, Wu Renbao, Zhang Ruimin

Ying Zhang
Bi Dongjiang, Deng Zhonghan, Pan Gang, Tian Suning, Zhou Dahu

Yi Zhao
Xie Qihua