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Due to the growth of the Internet and e-commerce, both practitioners and researchers are in the midst of a social, business and culture revolution. Internet and e-commerce related research has been developed and grown up by United States, but China has become one of the most exciting research areas. This literature review consists of 1044 journal articles published between 1993 and 2003 in fourteen International and Chinese journals. The articles are classified by a scheme that consists of four main categories: application areas, technological issues, support and implementation and others. Based on the classification and analysis of e-commerce related researches, we present the current state of International and Chinese research and discuss the differences between them.