Wenxian Zhang


Wenxian Zhang is Professor and Head of Archives & Special Collections at Olin Library, and liaison librarian to the Anthropology, Archaeology, and Asian Studies Programs. 

A member of the Rollins faculty since 1995, he is a recipient of the Cornell Distinguished Faculty Service Award, and Arthur Vining Davis Fellow at Rollins. He has also won the Patrick D. Smith Award for his academic work with Dr. Maurice O‚ÄôSullivan on A Trip to Florida for Health and Sport (FHS Press), the Community Service Award from the Orlando Chinese Professional Association, and the Award of Excellence from the Society of Florida Archivists. 

In addition to articles on library information studies, historical research, and Chinese business management, his recent book publications include The Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders (Edward Elgar, 2009), A Guide to the Top 100 Companies in China (World Scientific, 2010), The Entrepreneurial and Business Elites of China: The Chinese Returnees Who Have Shaped Modern China (Emerald, 2011), A Winter in Sunshine (Shanghai University Press, 2012), and China Visualized by Americans 1840-1911 (Peking University Press, 2017).

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