- MLS, minor in Tibetan studies, Indiana University
- MA, Tibetan studies, Columbia University
- BA, art history, Rutgers University
Runxiao Zhu is the East Asian Studies Librarian at Mary Church Terrell Main Library at Oberlin College. She works on the selection, acquisition, and bibliographic control of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language collections, and is actively involved with the digital initiatives team, special collections, visual resources, and archival collections. She is also a member of Core Reference & Instruction team.
Zhu, Runxiao, Zhou Luo, and His-Chu Bolick. Catalogue of Chinese Ancient Books in Duke University Libraries; Catalogue of Chinese Ancient Books in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Catalogue of Chinese Ancient Books in Elling O. Eide Library. Beijing shi: Zhonghua shu ju中华书局. 2017.
Edited article. “Bodhisattva in the Cloud of South 菩萨在云之南：司徒班钦在云南的活动及其艺术影响力,” In Palace Museum Journal 故宫博物院院刊, No.2, 2011. pp.101-139.
Translated article. Xie, Jisheng. “Acala/Trailokyovijaya in Silk”, “Green Tara” and “Khara Khoto Wall Painting Fragment” trans. by Runxiao Zhu. In Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism. Edited by Karl Debreczeny. New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 2019. pp.94 – 102.
Translated article. Yang, Fuquan. “The Folklore of the Tenth Karmapa.” trans. by Runxiao Zhu. In The Tenth Karmapa and Tibet’s Turbulent Seventeenth Century. Edited by Karl Debreczeny and Gray Tuttle. Chicago: Serindia Publications, 2016.
Translated article. Yang Hemin. “Naxi and Its People.” In Ancestral Realms of the Naxi: Quentin Roosevelt’s China. Edited by Christine Mathieu and Cindy Ho. New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 2011.
Translated article. Yang Fuquan. “Naxi Religion and Culture.” In Ancestral Realms of the Naxi: Quentin Roosevelt’s China. Edited by Christine Mathieu and Cindy Ho. New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 2011.
“A Forgotten American Diplomat - Mr. John A. Lacey and Chinese Collection of Oberlin College.” Tian lu lun cong天禄论丛. Guiling shi: Guangxi Normal University Publisher, 2020 vol.10. pp.125-140.
“The Lost Golden Pavilion in Oberlin.” Tian lu lun cong天禄论丛. Guiling shi: Guangxi Normal University Publisher, 2022 vol.11
Subject Editor (2021-2024) Asian History, Language and Literatures, ACRL Resources for College Libraries, Choice360, ProQuest Publication.