Staff in the Department of China Studies are active in publishing books and articles in academic publications. Recent publications include:

Authored Book

  • Tang, Beibei (2023) Governing Neighborhoods in Urban China: Changing State-Society Relations. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
  • Blecher, Marc, David S. G. Goodman, Yingjie Guo, Jean-Louis Rocca, and Tony Saich (2022) Class and the Communist Party of China, 1921-1978: Revolution and Social Change. London: Routledge.
  • Blecher, Marc, David S. G. Goodman, Yingjie Guo, Jean-Louis Rocca, and Beibei Tang (2022) Class and the Communist Party of China, 1978-2021: Reform and Market Socialism. London: Routledge.
  • Pavlićević, Dragan (2020) Public Participation and State Building: Case Studies from Zhejiang. London: Routledge.
  • Williams, Emily (2021) Collecting the Revolution: British Engagements with Chinese Cultural Revolution Material Culture. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Xi, Liu (2021) 话语”内外:百年中国文学中的性别再现和主体塑造 (In Chinese: Discourse and Beyond: Gender Representation and Subject Construction in 100 Years of Chinese Literature). Nanjing: Nanjing University Press.
  • Ip, Penn, Zhang Yu, and Liu Xi (2021) 海上凡花: 上海工人新村妇女日常生活 (In Chinese: Discourse and Beyond: Gender Representation and Subject Construction in 100 Years of Chinese Literature). Shanghai: Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing House.
  • Toke, David, Geoffrey Chun-fung Chen, Antony Froggatt, and Richard Connolly (2021) Nuclear Power in Stagnation: A Cultural Approach to Failed Expansion. London: Routledge.

Referred Journal Articles

  • Tang, Beibei (2020) ‘Grid Governance in China’s Urban Middle-Class Neighborhoods.’ The China Quarterly. 241: 43-61.
  • Zhu, Jing (2021) ‘“Measuring Non-Han Bodies: Anthropometry, Colonialism and Biopower in China’s Southwest Borderland in the 1930s and 1940s.‘ History of the Human Sciences. DOI:
  • Zhu, Jing (2021) ‘民族志的兴趣与“人类学式”的收藏?——伦敦科学博物馆 20 世纪的中国 “科学”器物收藏与展览 (In Chinese: Ethnographic interests and ‘anthropological’ style collecting: The China collection and display at London Science Museum).’ 自然科学博物馆研究 Journal of Natural Science Museum Journal. 32 (2): 45-54.
  • Rabe, Wiebke, and Genia Kostka (2022). ‘China’s Growing Digital Reach: Explaining Citizens’ High Approval Rates of Fintech Investments in Southeast Asia.’ Review of International Political Economy. DOI:
  • Rabe, Wiebke (2022). ‘China’s Outward Investment under “Hierarchical Steering” and “Grassroots Internationalization.”’ Journal of Contemporary Asia. DOI:
  • Rabe, Wiebke, and Genia Kostka (2022). ‘Leaping over the Dragon’s Gate: The “Air Silk Road” between Henan Province and Luxembourg.’ The China Quarterly. 249: 160-182.
  • Rabe, Wiebke, Genia Kostka, and Sabrina Habich-Sobiegalla (2020). ‘Socio-Economic Development and Infrastructure Cost Performance in China: Comparing Transport and Energy Sectors.’ Journal of Current Chinese Affairs. 49 (2): 185-206.
  • Hidalgo Martinez, Miguel Angel (2021) ‘Territorial Change, Urbanization and Development of Football Clubs in China.’ Territory, Politics, Governance. DOI:
  • Ergenc, Ceren, and Ozge Yuksekkaya. (2022) ‘Institutionalizing Authoritarian Urbanism And The Centralization Of Urban Decision-Making.‘ Territory, Politics, Governance. DOI:
  • Ergenc, Ceren, and Özlem Çelik (2021) ‘Urban Neighbourhood Forums in Ankara as a Commoning Practice.’ Antipode.
  • Ergenc, Ceren (2020) ‘An Action Research on Teaching in Multicultural Classrooms at Joint-Venture Universities in China.’ Asia Pacific Journal of Education.
  • Zygadło, Paweł (2020) ‘’Chinese Values’ in Official Socio-political Discourse of PRC: Re- appraisal, Re-invention or a Display of Persistent Nature of Chinese Socio-Moral Heritage?’ New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies. 22 (1): 67-80.
  • Zygadło, Paweł (2020) ‘Face and Authority: Cultural Challenges of Teaching in China.’ The IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies. 5 (2): 63-82.
  • Williams, Emily (2021) ‘Red Collections in Contemporary China: Towards a New Research Agenda.’ British Journal of Chinese Studies. 11 (July): 71-90.
  • Liu, Xi (2021) ‘“十七年”话剧文学中的妇女解放研究 (In Chinese: Study of Women’s Liberation in Chinese Dramatic Literature from 1949 to 1966).’ 中北大学学报 (社会科学版 ) Journal of North University of China (Social Sciences Edition). 37 (5): 93-99.
  • Liu, Xi (2020) ‘后结构理论与中国女性主义批评——以社会主义文化研究中的妇女“主体性”为中心 (In Chinese: Post-structural Theories and Feminist Cultural Criticism in China: On the Theorization of Women’s “Subjectivity” in the Studies of Socialist China).’ 文艺理论研究 Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art. 41 (1): 177-188.
  • Liu, Xi (2020) ‘问题化“新女性”:“五四”女性文学中性别二元论和本质论的反抗性话语 (In Chinese: Problematizing “New Women”: Counter Discourses to Sex Binarism and Essentialism in “May Fourth” Women’s Literature).’ 澳门理工学报 Journal of Macao Polytechnic Institute. 80 (4): 147-157.
  • Chen, Geoffrey Chun-fung, and Charles Lees (2022) ‘Greening the Chinese Leviathan: China’s Renewable Energy Governance as a Source of Soft Power.’ Journal of International Relations and Development. 25: 79–106.
  • Edited Volumes

    • Tang, Beibei, and Paul Cheung (eds.) (2020). Suzhou in Transition. London: Routledge.
    • Wang, Zhengxu, and Dragan Pavlićević (eds.) (2020). Social Relations and Political Development in China. Change and Continuity in the “New Era”. London: Routledge.
    • Alexiev, Alexander, and Paweł Zygadło (eds.) (2021). China and the World: Language, Culture, Politics. Sofia: The Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridsk.
    • Pavlićević, Dragan, and Nicole Talmacs (eds.) (2022) The China Question: Contestations and Adaptations. Singopore: Palgrave Macmillan.
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