Peer-reviewed Articles

Forthcoming. "Urban poverty, economic restructuring, and poverty reduction policy in urban China: Evidence from Shanghai, 1978-2008." Development Policy Review 

2018. "Political dynamics of mass factionalism: Rethinking factional conflict in Guangzhou, 1967." China: An International Journal, 16(4)

2017. "Local name, global fame: The international visibility of Chinese cities in modern times." Urban Studies54(11), 2652–2668 (with Yunsong Chen and Yi Zhang) [blog] [download]

2017. "The annihilation of femininity in Mao's China: Gender inequality of sent-down youth during the Cultural Revolution." China Information, 31(1), 6383 (with Wenqi Yang). [download]

2016. "Centuries of sociology in millions of books." The Sociological Review, 64(4): 872893 (with Yunsong Chen). [blog] [download]

2016. "Economic performance and public concerns about social class in twentieth-century books." Social Science Research, 59, 37–51 (with Yunsong Chen). [download]

2016. "Chinese Cultural Revolution." In Janeen Baxter (ed.). Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press. [download]

2015. "Rival rebels: The political origins of Guangzhou's mass factions in 1967." Modern China, 41(2), 168196. [download]
        [Winner of Graduate Student Best Paper Prize, China and Inner Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies]

2013. "A little spark kindles a great fire? The paradox of China's rising wave of protest." Social Movement Studies, 12(3), 342348. [download]

2013. "Nationalist movements in Korea and Taiwan under Japanese colonialism: Homogeneity and diversity." Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs, 13(1), 100107.[download]

2011. "A story of Shanghai spaces: From the Maoist to the Dengist era." Global Urban Studies, 4, 3145 (with Yu Hai). [download]

2008. "The rising urban poverty and political resentment in a transitional China: The experience of Shanghai." Journal of Politics and Law, 1(1), 1525. [download]

2005. "Education problems with urban migratory children in China." Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 32(3), 310. [download]

In Chinese

2017. "History, sociology, and historical sociology." Tsinghua Sociological Review (Tsinghua shehuixue pinglun) [歷史,社會與歷史社會學]. 

2017. "Does online sentiment predict stock market indices? The ARDL bounds tests based on Sina-microblog data." Chinese Journal of Sociology (Shehui), 37(2), 5173 (with Yunsong Chen) [網絡輿情是否影響股市行情?基於新浪微博大數據的ARDL模型邊限分析]. [download]

2016. "Building cultural China in big data: Empirical cases and practices." Academic Forum (Xueshu luntan), 305, 89–96 (with Yunsong Chen and Yi Zhang) [大數據的文化建設戰略價值:案例和實踐]. [download]
         [reprinted in Digest of Chinese Journals (Xinhua Wenzhai), 2016, 21, 112–114].

2016. "Collective violence within political movements." The Twenty-First Century (Ershiyi shiji), 155, 6175 [政治運動中的集體暴力]. [download

2015. "World cultural heritage in China: The international visibility in 500 years in big data." Academic Forum (Xueshu luntan), 299, 9298 (with Yunsong Chen and Yan Sun) [大數據中的中國世界文化遺產:500年國際知名度分析]. [download]
         [reprinted in Digest of Chinese Journals (Xinhua Wenzhai), 2016, 8, 6266]. [download]

2015. "From coercive repression to soft maintaining: The social organizational basis of authoritarian stability in China." Asian Studies (Hong Kong), 70, 1940 (with Jun Han) [從「剛性維穩」到「柔性維穩」:中國韌性威權的社會組織基礎]. [download]

2013. "Hong Kong, a divided society?" The Twenty-First Century (Ershiyi shiji), 140, 120124 [香港:這是一個撕裂的社會嗎]. [download]

2011. "A mainlandized Hong Kong, or a democratized China: The political development in Hong Kong and its impact on China." The Twenty-First Century (Ershiyi shiji), 128, 1522 [香港大陸化,還是大陸民主化]. [download]

2008. "The state versus market debate: The practice of Hong Kong." Teahouse for Sociologists (Shehuixuejia chazuo), 25, 2933 [政府幹預vs放任市場:香港的實踐]. [download]

All of my other peer-reviewed publications in Chinese could be found at List of Research Outputs at City University of Hong Kong.

Book Reviews


2017. Review of "Three Years of Hong Kong." By Zhang Jieping and Zhong Yaohua (Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 2016). The Twenty-First Century (Ershiyi shiji), 161, 124-131. [download]

2017. Review of "Protest Culture: A Companion." By Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Martin Klimke and Joachim Scharloth (eds.) (New York: Berghahn, 2016). Social History, 42(2), 304–305. [download]

2015. Review of "Will China Democratize." By Andrew Nathan, Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner (eds.) (Baltimore, MA: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013). Political Studies Review, 13(3), 462. [download]

2015. Review of "Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity." By Leo Goodstadt (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2013). The Twenty-First Century (Ershiyi shiji), 147, 131140. [download]

2013. Review of "Abnormality and Normality: Social Life during the Cultural Revolution in Shanghai (Feichang yu zhengchang: Shanghai wenge shiqi de shehui shenghuo)." By Jin Dalu (Shanghai: Shanghai Cishu Chubanshe, 2011). The China Review, 13(1), 175177. [download]

2013. Review of "Governing Hong Kong: Insights from the British Declassified Files." By Li Pang-kwong (Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 2012). The Twenty-First Century (Ershiyi shiji), 137, 122129. [download]

2011. Review of "Beyond the Neon Lights: Everyday Shanghai in the Early Twentieth Century." By Lu Hanchao (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1999). Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs, 11(1): 186187. [download]

2010. Review of "The Rise and Fall of Guangzhou's Red Flag Faction (Guangzhou Hongqipai de Xingwang)." By Liu Guokai (New York, NY: Broad Press Publisher, 2006). Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs, 10(2): 156157. [download]

2009. Review of "State and Laid-Off Workers in Reform China: The Silence and Collective Action of the Retrenched." By Cai Yongshun (New York, NY: Routledge, 2006). Asian Journal of Social Science, 37(6): 958959. [download]

Working Papers


2015. "Dynamics of multidimensional interaction: Beijing upheaval of 1989 revisited." Working Paper, Department of History, University of Oxford (with Rilly Chen)

2008. "Gender imbalance in China." Working Paper, The Stanford Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (with Shannon Davidson and Jennifer Bunnell). [link]

Translated Papers

2013. Translation of "Factional conflict at Beijing University, 1966-1968." By Andrew Walder, Modern China Studies, 20(1), 4779. [download]

2013. Translation of "The transformation of contemporary China studies, 1977-2002." By Andrew Walder, Chinese Studies Abroad, 2, 2041.

2012. Translation of "China’s reforms at thirty." By Andrew Walder, International Review of China Studies, 1, 1019.

2010. Translation of "From control to ownership: China's managerial revolution." By Andrew Walder, Chinese Studies Abroad, 1, 2948. [download]