1. The Great Famine in China: A Documentary History, 1958-1961, Yale University Press, 2012
2. Karaoke: the Global Phenomenon, co-authored with Francesca Tarocco, London: Reaktion Books; Chicago: University of Chicago Press, April 2007.
3. Smoke: A Global History, co-edited with S. L. Gilman, London: Reaktion Books, 2004.
4. Narcotic Culture: A Social History of Drug Consumption in modern China, co-authored with Frank Dikötter and Lars Laamann, London: Hurst & Co.; Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.
5. Wisdom of Confucians, co-authored with T H Barrett, Oxford: OneWorld Books, 2001.
6. History of Youtai: Chinese Perceptions of Jews and Judaism, London: Routledge-Curzon, 2001.
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2. 'Fitness and Modernity in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century China’ in Perfect Bodies: Sport, Medicine and Immortality edited by Vivienne Lo, London: The British Museum, 2012, pp. 143-56.
3. ‘Mikvah in Beijing’, The European Review of History - Revue Européenne d'Histoire, 2011, vol. 18 (1): 123-130.
4. ‘Ethnicity and Race’, The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History, 2009, ed. by Akira Iriye and Pierre-Yves Saunier, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 347 – 351.
5. ‘Thomson’s China Photographs and the Wellcome Library’, Through the Lens of John Thomson: 1868-1872 (exhibition catalogue), 2009, ed. by Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing: China Photographic Publishing House, pp. 16-17. Youtai-Presence and Perception of Jews and Judaism in China, 2008, ed. by Peter Kupfer, Frankfurt: Peter Lang, pp. 201-216.
7. ‘Eat, Drink and Sing, and be Modern and Global: Food, Karaoke and “Middle Class” Consumers in China’, Patterns of Middle-class Consumption in India and China, 2008, ed. by Christophe Jaffrelot and Peter van der Veer, LA/London/New Delhi/Singapore: Sage Publication, pp.1 10-126.
8. ‘健与美：当代中国的医学和健康 ’ (Beauty and Health: Medical Imagery in 20th Century China), in 形象中医—中医历史图像研究 (Imagining Chinese Medicine), 2007, ed. by 罗为前&王淑明, 人民衛生出版社 (北京), pp. 270-274.
9. ‘China, British Imperialism, and the Myth of the “Opium Plague”’ co-authored with Frank Dikötter and Lars Laamann, Drugs and empires, 2007, ed. by James H. Mills and Patricia Barton, Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 19-38.
10. ‘Consuming Leisure: “middle class” and consumerism in contemporary China’, China Studies, no. 2, 2005, pp. 19-29.
11. ‘The Kaifeng Jew Hoax: Constructing the “Chinese Jews”’, In Orientalism and Jews, 2004, ed., by Ivan Davidson Kalmar & Derek Penslar, MA: Brandeis University Press & University Press of New England, pp. 68-80.
12. ‘Counting Down to Chaos in Beijing: SARS in China’, in Far Eastern Economic Review, May 15, 2003, p. 49.
13. ‘A History of Narcotic Consumption in Modern China’, Twentieth century China, Nov., 2002, pp. 21-36.
14. ‘Narcotic Culture: A Social History of Drug Consumption in China’, co-authored with Frank Dikötter & Lars Laamann, in The British Journal of Criminology, vol. 42, no. 2, Spring 2002, pp. 317-36.
15. ‘Discourse of Disability in Modern China’, Patterns of Prejudice, vol. 36, no. 1, 2002, pp. 104-12.
16. ‘Youtai: A History of the “Jews” in Modern China’, in Jews in China: from Kaifeng to Shanghai, 2000, ed. by Roman Malek, Monumenta Serica Monography Series XLVI, Sankt Augustin: Institut Monumenta Serica, pp. 617-634.
17. ‘The Image of the “Jews” in the May Fourth Period’, Jewish Culture and History, 2000, pp. 18-41.10.
18. ‘Jews in Chinese Culture: Representation and Reality’, in Jewries at Frontier, 1999, ed. by Sander L Gilman and Milton Shain, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, pp. 224-241.
19. ‘Youtai: The Myth of the Jew in Modern China’, in Construction of Racial Identities in China and Japan, 1997, ed. by Frank Dikötter, London: Hurst & Company, pp. 53-74.
WORKS IN PROGRESS
1. Forgotten Voices: An Oral History of the Great Famine in China (1958-1961), (under contract with Yale University Press)
2. Convergence and Collisions: Disease, Religion and Healing in Asia, co-ed., (under consideration by Oxford University Press)