1. Forgotten Voices of Mao's Great Famine, 1958-1962: An Oral History, Y (2014), New Haven & London: Yale University Press
1. The Great Famine in China: A Documentary History, 1958-1962 (2012), New Haven & London: Yale University Press
2. Karaoke: the Global Phenomenon (2007), co-authored with Francesca Tarocco, London: Reaktion Books; Chicago: University of Chicago Press
3. Smoke: A Global History(2004), co-edited with S. L. Gilman, London: Reaktion Books
4. Narcotic Culture: A Social History of Drug Consumption in modern China(2004), co-authored with Frank Dikötter and Lars Laamann, London: Hurst & Co.; Chicago: University of Chicago Press
5. Wisdom of Confucians (2001), co-authored with T H Barrett, Oxford: OneWorld Books
6. History of Youtai: Chinese Perceptions of Jews and Judaism (2001), London: Routledge-Curzon
1, ‘“Kitchen Knowledge”, Desperate Foods and Ritual Healing in Everyday Survival Strategies during the Great Famine in China’ (2014), in Asian Medicine, Volume 7 Issue 2: 384-404
1. 'Evidence of Mao's Hidden Famine, Inside China's State Archive' (2012), in History Workshop Online, November29, http://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/maos-hidden-famine-inside-chinas-state-archives/
2. 'Fitness and Modernity in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century China’ (2012), in Perfect Bodies: Sport, Medicine and Immortality edited by Vivienne Lo, London: The British Museum, pp. 143-56.
3. 'Mikvah in Beijing' (2011), in The European Review of History - Revue Européenne d'Histoire, Vol. 18 (1): 123-130.
4. ‘Ethnicity and Race’ (2009), in The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History, ed. by Akira Iriye and Pierre-Yves Saunier, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 347 – 351.
5. ‘Thomson’s China Photographs and the Wellcome Library’ (2009), in Through the Lens of John Thomson: 1868-1872 (exhibition catalogue), ed. by Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing: China Photographic Publishing House, pp. 16-17.
6. ‘The “Jews” in the May Fourth Period’ (2008), in 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’ (2008), Patterns of Middle-class Consumption in India and China, 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) (2007), in 形象中医—中医历史图像研究 (Imagining Chinese Medicine),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”’ (2007) co-authored with Frank Dikötter and Lars Laamann, Drugs and empires, ed. by James H. Mills and Patricia Barton, Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 19-38.
10. ‘Consuming Leisure: “middle class” and consumerism in contemporary China’ (2005), China Studies, no. 2: 19-29.
11. ‘The Kaifeng Jew Hoax: Constructing the “Chinese Jews”’ (2004), In Orientalism and Jews, 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’ (May 15, 2003), in Far Eastern Economic Review, p. 49.
13. ‘A History of Narcotic Consumption in Modern China’ (2002), Twentieth century China, Nov. : 21-36.
14. ‘Narcotic Culture: A Social History of Drug Consumption in China’ (2002), co-authored with Frank Dikötter & Lars Laamann, in The British Journal of Criminology, vol. 42, no. 2, Spring: 317-36.
15. ‘Discourse of Disability in Modern China’, Patterns of Prejudice (2002), vol. 36, no. 1: 104-12.
16. ‘Youtai: A History of the “Jews” in Modern China’ (2000), in Jews in China: from Kaifeng to Shanghai, 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’, (2000) Jewish Culture and History, pp. 18-41.
18. ‘Jews in Chinese Culture: Representation and Reality’ (1999), in Jewries at Frontier, 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’ (1997), in Construction of Racial Identities in China and Japan, ed. by Frank Dikötter, London: Hurst & Company, pp. 53-74.
WORKS IN PROGRESS
1. Disease, Religion and Healing in Asia:Covengence and Collision, co-ed., to be published by Routledge in 2015.
2. ‘Beauty and Health: Images of Health and Illness from 20th Century China’, Imagining Chinese Medicine: Medical Illustrations in China, edited by Vivienne Lo, to be published by Brill.
3. ‘Collaborating and Conflicting: Being Jewish in Secular and Multicultural Hong Kong, from the 19th Century to the Present’, in Conflicts and Collaboration in the Abrahamic Religions in Contemporary Societies, edited by Sander Gilman, to be published by Hong Kong University Press.