Books and Monographs

Books and Monographs

(some in full text .pdf files)

2016a                 Rethinking the Triangle: Washington-Beijing-Taipei. (ed. with Hao Yufan). University of Macau Press and World Scientific Press, 2016. xxiv+236 pp.

2016b                Asymmetry and International Relationships.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016, pp. xviii+244pp.

2016f                Borderlands in Asia: Emergent Conditions and Relations, co-editor with Yuk Wah Chan, Special Issue, Asian Anthropology 14:2 (2016).

2017c          Published separately as Borderlands in East and Southeast Asia: Emergent Conditions, Relations and Prototypes (ed. with Yuk Wah Chan), Oxford: Routledge, 2017), ix+116 pp.

2010b  China among Unequals: Asymmetric Foreign Relations in Asia. Singapore: World Scientific Press, 2010. 540 pp.  (cover)


Contents and Chapter links

2010c  China’s Rise in Historical Perspective. Editor. Boulder: Rowman and Littlefield, 2010. 281 pp. (cover)

Table of Contents


2006a  China and Vietnam: The Politics of Asymmetry. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.  295pp. (cover)




(2010g)  Above translated as Zhongguo yu Yuenan: Zhengzhi de Feiduichengxing 中国与越南:政治的非对称性. Tr. Zhu Quanhong朱全红, Yu Huachuan 余华川, Liu Jun刘军.  Hong Kong: China International Culture Press中国国际文化出版社, 2010. 347 pp. (cover)

1991a Contemporary Chinese Politics in Historical Perspective, Editor, New York: Cambridge University Press. 340 pp.


Contents and contributors




1986a (with James Townsend) Politics in China, 3rd ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 464 pp. (cover)


Chapter 1: The study of Chinese politics

Chapter 2: The origins of the Communist political system

Chapter 3: The political framework

Chapter 4: The Communist system: ideology and change

Chapter 5: Political socialization and communications

Chapter 6: Political Interests, recruitment and conflict

Chapter 7: The governmental process

Chapter 8: From Maoism to modernization



(1994e) Above translated as 中国政治(Chinese politics). Tr. 顾速, 箽方. 南京:江苏人民出版社. 363 pp. (cover)

(note: many pages are turned sideways, but they print correctly)

  1. 中国政治研究
  2. 共产主义政治体制的起源
  3. 政治构架
  4. 共产主义体制: 意识形态与改变
  5. 政治社会化与传播
  6. 政治利益, 录用, 与冲突
  7. 政府过程
  8. 从毛泽东主义到现代化



1986b Media and the Chinese Public (intro, ed, transl). Armonk: M.E. Sharpe. Also published as combined Spring/Summer 1986 issue of Chinese Sociology and Anthropology 18:3-4. 53p. intro, 198pp.




1983 Electoral Reform in China. Guest Editor, combined Fall/Winter issue of Chinese Law and Government 15:3-4. 42 p. intro, 225 pp. (cover)


1982a Foundations of Mao Zedong's Political Thought, 1917-1935. Honolulu: The University Press of Hawaii, XVIII + 238 pp.


Chapter 1: Mao before Marxism

Chapter 2: Mao, the Party, and the national revolution, 1923-1927

Chapter 3: Rural revolution, 1927-1931

Chapter 4: Governing the Chinese Soviet Republic, 1931-1934

Chapter 5:  The foundations of Mao Zedong’s political thought

Notes and index


2006c Translated as Mao Zedong Zhengzhi Sixiang de Jichu (1917-1935) 毛泽东政治思想的基础 (1917-1935).  Tr. Huo Wei’an 霍伟岸, Liu Chen 刘晨.Beijing: Zhongguo Renmin Daxue Chubanshe 中国人民大学出版社 [China Renmin University Press], 2006, XVII + 353 pp.


2006f  Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2 of translation published full-text on the People’s Daily website,