Wenxian Zhang

Research & Publications


  • China Through American Eyes: Early Depictions of the Chinese People and Culture in the US Print Media, World Scientific Publishing, 2018, 504 pages.
  • 《美国画报上的中国:1840-1911》, 北京大学出版社 (China Visualized by Americans: 1840-1911, Peking University Press), 2017, 458 pages.
  • 阳光灿烂的冬季 (A Winter in the Sunshine, with Maurice O’Sullivan and Yiqi Yu, Shanghai University Press), 2012, 336 pages.
  • Entrepreneurial and Business Elites of China: Chinese Returnees Who Have Shaped Modern China, with Henry Wang and Ilan Alon, Emerald Group Publishing, 2011, 272 pages.
  • A Guide to the Top 100 Companies in China, with Ilan Alon, World Scientific Publishing, 2010, 313 pages.
  • Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders, with Ilan Alon, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009, 269 pages.
  • A Trip to Florida for Health and Sport: The Lost 1855 Novel of Cyrus Parkhurst Condit, with Maurice O’Sullivan, Florida Historical Society Press, 2009, 149 pages.
  • Rollins Architecture: APictorial Profile of Current and Historical Buildings, with Eneid Bano and Charles Stevens, Rollins College, 2009, 151 pages.
  • Walk of Fame: A Rollins Legacy. Olin Library, Rollins College, 2004, 132 pages. 


  •  “Chinese State-Owned Enterprises Go Global,” with Ilan Alon, Hua Wang and Jun Shen, Journal of Business Strategy, 35:6 (November 2014): 3-18.
  •  “Internationalization of Chinese Entrepreneurial Firms,” with Ilan Alon, Orly Yeheskel and Miri Lerner, Thunderbird International Business Review, 55:5 (September/October 2013): 495-512.
  • “Comparing Domestic and Returnee Female Entrepreneurs in China: Is There an Internationalization Effect?” with Ilan Alon, Everlyne Misati and Tonia Warnecke, International Journal of Business & Globalisation, 6(3/4), 329-349, 2011.
  •  “An Exploratory Case Study of High-Profile Female Entrepreneurs in the Chinese Economic Reform,” with Ilan Alon, International Journal of Current Chinese Studies, No. 1 (2010), 27-44.
  • “Tao of Downfall: The Failures of High-Profile Entrepreneurs in the Chinese Economic Reform” with Ilan Alon, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 11:2 (2010), 121-134.
  • Yellow Register Archives of Imperial Ming China.” Libraries and the Cultural Record, 43:2 (2008), 148-175.
  •  “Is There a Role for the Library in a Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Program?” College & Undergraduate Libraries, 15:3 (2008), 341-356.
  • “Documenting Liberal Arts Education from a Faculty’s Perspective: Rollins College Oral History Archive,” with Corey Schreck and Lily Velez, College & Undergraduate Libraries, 14:2 (June 2007), 25-38.
  •  “A Splendid Idea Turned Sour in Florida: The Rise and Fall of the Florida Splendid China,” Florida Historical Quarterly, 84:3 (Winter 2006): 411-442.
  • “Development and Structure of the Chinese Thesaurus for Subject Indexing,” International Library and Information Review 36 (2004): 47-54.
  •  “A Brief History of the Chinese Imperial Archives and Its Administration.” Journal of Archival Organization, 2:1/2 (2004): 17-38.
  • “Developing Web-Enhanced Learning for Information Fluency: A Liberal Arts College’s Perspective.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 41:4 (Summer 2002): 50-57.
  •  “Building Partnership in Liberal Arts Education: Library Team Teaching at Rollins College,” RSR: Reference Services Review 29:2 (2001): 141-149.
  • “Web vs. CD-ROM: Providing Access to Electronic Databases in a Liberal Arts College,” Chinese Librarianship: An International Electronic Journal 5 (June 1998).
  •  “Fire and Blood: Censorship of Books in China.” International Library Review 22 (1990): 61-72.
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