Rouran Zhang is a PhD candidate in the Research School of Humanities and the Arts, majoring in Interdisciplinary Cross-Cultural Research in the ANU Research School of Humanities and the Arts. He completed an MA in Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield in 2010 after a BS Urban Planning from Beijing Forestry University in 2008. His PhD topic ' Value in Change: What do World Heritage Nominations Bring to Chinese World heritage Sites' explores the interrelationship between tourism and heritage with respect to two Chinese world heritage sites - West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou and Xidi and Hongcun in Anhui province.
Zhang, Rouran. (2009) Humanity Between Karst Water Environment and Ethnic Groups. Journal of Environmental Protection, No.10A, 73 - 74 (in Chinese)
Zhang, Rouran. (2009) Analysis of Application of Rain Gardens System in Western Countries. Journal of Chinese Landscape Architecture, 2009 Landscape Architecture Academic Paper Collection, 27 – 31. (in Chinese)
Zhang, Rouran. (2010) Traditional Water Supply and Drainage System in the villages which are located in the caves: Case study in Zhongdong Miao Village. Journal of Environmental and Sustainable Development.No.3, 18-20. (in Chinese)
Zhang, Rouran. (2011) Exploration of Renewable Energy Planning: Wind Farm Planning - Case Study on the Sheffield City/ Peak National Park Fringes. Chinese Landscape Architecture. No.4, 57-61. (in Chinese)
Zhang, Rouran (2011). Discussion of Establishing Value-based Monitoring System in China. Journal of City Plan. No.A01, 36-42. (in Chinese)
Zhang, R (2012) 'Authenticity and Management in Cultural Heritage sites in China: A Case study in Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun ', Conference paper from 'Re/theorising heritage’ at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, from June 5 - 8, 2012.
Zhang, R (2014) 'World Heritage Listing and Tourism in China：Case study in West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou', Conference paper from "Heritage & Healthy Societies: Exploring the Links Among Heritage, Environment, and Resilience" at University of Massachusetts Center of Heritage and Society, USA from May 14 - 16, 2014
Zhang, R (2014) 'Stakeholder's Understanding of World Heritage and Tourism：A Case study in West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou' , Conference paper from ACT and Region Annual Australian Heritage Partnership Symposium 2014, at Australian National University, Australia on July 19, 2014.
Zhang, R (2014) 'World Heritage Listing and Tourism in Chinese Cultural Heritage sites: A Case study in Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun' Conference paper from Second Association of Critical Heritage Studies Conference at Australian National University, Australia from December 2-4, 2014.
Zhang, R (2015) ' World Heritage, Tourism and Stakeholder's Perspective: A Case study in West Lake of Hangzhou, China' Conference paper from ACT and Region Annual Australian Heritage Partnership Symposium 2015, at Australian National University, Australia on July 18, 2015.