Biographical Dictionary of

New Chinese Entrepreneurs

and Business Leaders



                                                                                                         Editors:     Wenxian Zhang 

                                                                                                                                                   Ilan Alon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Rollins College, USA







Foreword & Introduction









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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 40 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. Chinese-to-English names and book and article titles are provided for cross-reference purposes.



Scholars, practitioners and librarians in international business, entrepreneurship and Asian studies will find this volume an essential addition to their reference shelf.






Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

Edited by Wenxian Zhang, Ilan Alon

Foreword by Verner Worm