Editors: Wenxian Zhang
, Rollins College, USAHuiyao Wang
, Center for China & Globalization, ChinaIlan Alon
, Center for China & Globalization, China
This important reference title focuses exclusively on the elite entrepreneurs of new China and contains more than 100 substantial profiles of top overseas returnees who have made noteworthy contributions to the Chinese economy since the reform era began in 1978. 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 has returned to China to work on a permanent basis. This edited book begins with an introduction outlining the brief history of the returnees, and their impacts on Chinese society in general and economic development in particular. The biographical work summarizes each individual's life and business career, with a central focus on his/her accomplishments and the key roles played in the new Chinese economy. Also included are: references; a list of common abbreviations; and English-Chinese cross references of individual names indexed in the book.