Publications

Articles, Book Chapters, and Visual Essays

“Where There Is No Room For Fiction: Urban Demolition and the Politics of Looking in Postsocialist China,” in Capitalism and the Camera, Kevin Colman and Daniel James, eds. New York: Verso books, forthcoming 2021.

“Bifucated and Parallel Histories,” in Cold War Camera, Thy Phu and Erina Duganne Durham, eds. NC: Duke University Press, forthcoming 2021.

“The People’s Algorithms: Social Credits and the Rise of China’s Big (Br)other,” in The Politics of New Numbers, Robert Salais and AM Mennicken, eds. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2020.

“Unreal Estate: Postsocialist China’s Dystopic Dreamscapes,” Postsocialist Landscapes: Real and Imaginary Spaces from Stalinstadt to Pyongyang, Thomas Lahusen and Schamma Schahadat, eds. Bielefeld: Transcript, forthcoming 2020.

“Ruins for Politics: Selling Industrial Heritage in Postsocialist China’s Rust Belt,” in Constructing Industrial Pasts, Stefan Berger, ed. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2020, 251-269.

“Sending Films to the Countryside,” in Afterlives of Chinese Communism: Political Concepts from Mao to Xi, Christian Sorace, Ivan Franceschini and Nicholas Loubere, eds. Acton: Australian National University Press, 2019, 243-246.

“Futures and Ruins: The Politics, Aesthetics, and Temporality of nfrastructure,” China Made, vol. 4, no. 2, (April 2019), 78-83.

“Portable and Precarious: Life and Spectacle in China’s Construction Camps,” Radical History Review, vol. 128, no. 132, (October 2018), 173-179.

“Japan Lost and Found: Modern Ruins as the Debris of the High-Speed Growth,” in Introducing Japanese Popular Culture, Alisa Freedman and Toby Sladem, eds. London: Routledge, 2017, 385-398.

“High-Tech Utopianism: The Politics and Poetics of Science Parks in China and India.” Sciences of Giants: China and India in the Twentieth Century, Special Theme Issues: British Journal of the History of Science (BJHS Themes), June 2016. (Co-authored with Diganta Das)

“Policing the Imperial Nation: Sovereignty, International Law, and Civilizing Mission in Late Qing China,” Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol 52, no. 4, (October 2010), 881-908.

“Unreal Estate and China’s Collective Unconscious,” Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review, no. 10, (March 2014).

“Herding the Masses: Public Opinion and Democracy in Post-Socialist China,” in Chinas Transformations: The Stories behind the Headlines, Lionel M. Jensen and Timothy B. Weston, eds. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007, 197-215. 

“Identity and Diversity: The Complexities and Contradictions of Chinese Nationalism,” in China beyond the Headlines, Timothy B. Weston and Lionel M. Jensen, eds. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000, 147-170.

Books and Edited Journals

Sciences of Giants: China and India in the Twentieth Century, Special Theme Issues of the British Journal of the History of Science (Inaugural BJHS Themes), June 2016. (Co-edited with an introduction with Jahnavi Phalkey)

Abandoned Futures: A Journey to the Posthuman World. Darlington, UK: Carpet Bombing Culture, 2013. 

A Passion for Facts: Social Surveys and the Construction of the Chinese Nation-State, 1900-1949, Asia-Pacific Modern Series, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011.