Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Call for Contributions: 100 Elite Chinese Returnees in Entrepreneurship

Call for Contributions: 100 Elite Chinese Returnees in Entrepreneurship

Since 1978, in a hope to revitalize its ancient civilization, China began sending a large number of students and scholars overseas. Usually graduated from top universities at home, thousands of students have gone abroad each year to acquire advanced knowledge and skills, and those returned to China have already had a profound impact on the unprecedented transformation of the PRC over the past thirty years. Scheduled to be published by the Emerald Group Publishing in 2011-12, 100 Elite Chinese Returnees in Entrepreneurship will provide up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of top overseas returnees who have made noteworthy contributions
to the Chinese economy since the reform era began. Edited by Wenxian Zhang, Huiyao Wang and Ilan Alon, this research guide will focus exclusively on those elite entrepreneurs of new China. For the purpose of this book, a returnee is defined as a Chinese native who was born in
China, left to study overseas as a student, visiting scholar or guest researcher for over one year, and who has returned to China to work on a permanent or long-term basis.

Potential contributors may view the list of available entries at: Each contributor is expected to write three profiles and 3,500 words or more; and in return, will receive contributor acknowledgment in each entry and a copy of the book when it is published. Each profile will be roughly 1,000-1,500 words in length, briefly summarizing an individuals life and careers, with a central focus on his or her accomplishments and the key roles played in the new Chinese economy, and references in Harvard style should be provided at the end of each entry. Interested individuals should briefly summarize their subject expertise and qualifications when applying for entries, and all
assignments are due June 30, 2010 in Microsoft Word format. For additional information and entry assignments, please contact the editors listed on the project web site.

Professor Wenxian Zhang
Rollins College Box 2768
Winter Park, FL 32789
United States of America

Visit the website at