Longmen’s Stone Buddhas and Cultural Heritage: When Antiquity Met Modernity in China, Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2020.
The United States and China: A History from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, revised 2nd edition, 2020, 1st ed. 2013, xi+pp.377, winner of the "Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2013" award in the United States as one of the "Top 25 Books" (out of nearly 7,000 entries across 54 fields).
Zhongguo de bupingdeng tiaoyue: guochi yu minzu lishi xushu [中國的不平等條约: 國恥與民族歷史叙述 The Chinese edition of China's Unequal Treaties: Narrating National History, co-translator and proofreader Gong Zhiwei 龔志偉], Shanghai: Fudan daxue chubanshe, reprint, 2018, 1st ed. 2011, vii+pp.202.
Managing God's Higher Learning: U.S.-China Cultural Encounter and Canton Christian College (Lingnan University), 1888-1952, Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007, xiii+pp.224.
China's Unequal Treaties: Narrating National History, Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005, x+pp.190.
Editor, "The United States, Asia, and the Pacific, 1815-1919," in Alan McPherson, ed., The SHAFR Guide: An Annotated Bibliography of American Foreign Relations since 1600, Brill, revised edition, 2021, 2017.
Editor, "Restructuring Governance in Contemporary Urban China: Perspectives on State and Society," a special issue of The Journal of Contemporary China 20, no. 72 (November 2011): 723-794.
Editor, "Christianity as an Issue in the History of United States-China Relations," a special volume of The Journal of American-East Asian Relations, vol. 13 (November 2008), pp.185.
“American Presence in the Indo-Pacific before World War II: Trends, Strategic Thinking, and Diplomatic Realities,” opening chapter, in Routledge Handbook of US Policy in the Indo-Pacific, ed. by Oliver Turner (University of Edinburgh), Nicola Nymalm (Swedish Defence University), and Wali Aslam (University of Bath).
“Already Post-Modern: Buddhist Stone Images in Luoyang and the Question of Sinicization,” in Richard Madsen (University of California at San Diego), ed. The Sinizication of Chinese Religions: from Above and Below (Leiden: Brill, 2021), pp. 86-129.
“Mianxiang dongxi: Cong sige you zhongda yingxiang de renwu kan ershi shiji shang banye Zhongmei guanxishi,” [面向东西：从四个有重大影响的人物看二十世纪上半叶中美关系史], transl. by LI Shan, Jindai zhongwai guanxishi yanjiu [Studies in modern Chinese foreign relations 近代中外关系史研究], vol. 9 (2019/2020): 194-210, published in Beijing by Shehui kexue wenxian chubanshe (Social Sciences Academy Press 社会科学文献出版社).
“The ‘Letter Should Not Beg’: Chinese Diaspora Philanthropy in Higher Education,” (10,000 words) in John Fitzgerald and Hon-ming Yip, eds., Chinese Diaspora Charity and the Cantonese Pacific, 1850-1949, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2020, pp. 99-120.
“The Pursuit of New Citizenship by Peri-urban Residents in China: Status, Rights, and Individual Choice,” China Information (Britain, SSCI) (March 2019): pp. 1-20. DOI: 10.1177/0920203X19835455.
"The Unequal Treaties and the Treaty Ports," in Tim Wright, ed., Oxford Bibliographies in Chinese Studies, New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. DOI: 10.1093/obo/9780199920082-0148.
"Between Tribute and Unequal Treaties: How China Saw the Sea World in the Early Nineteenth Century," History: The Journal of Historical Association (Britain, A&HCI), 103, no. 355 (April 2018): 262-285, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/1468-229X.12574.
"Jindai huaqiao yu Zhongguo gaodeng jiaoyu," [近代华侨与中国高等教育公益事业 Modern Chinese diaspora and philanthropy in higher education], transl. by Shi Xiaoyun (史晓云), Jindai Zhongwai guanxishi yanjiu [Studies in modern Chinese foreign relations近代中外关系史研究], vol. 7 (August 2017): 207-227, published in Beijing by Shehui kexue wenxian chubanshe (Social Sciences Academy Press社会科学文献出版社).
"Xin shiqi yingwen shijie zhong de jindai zhongwai guanxishi yanjiu," [新时期英文世界中的近代中外关系史研究 Modern China in world affairs: A historiographical essay] Shehui kexue pingjia [社会科学评价] (Beijing, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) 10, no. 2 (June 2017): 65-75. Excerpt appeared in Zhongguo shehui kexue wenzhai [中国社会科学文摘], no. 10 (2017): 24-25.
"US-China Economic Relations," in Andrew Tan, ed., A Handbook of US-China Relations, Surrey, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016, pp. 155-177.
"U.S.-China Trade, 1971-2012: Insights into the U.S.-China Relationship," The Asia-Pacific Journal 11, issue 24, no. 4, June 17, 2013.
"China and the World, 1900-1949," in Tim Wright, ed., Oxford Bibliographies in Chinese Studies, New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
"Restructuring Governance in Contemporary Urban China: Perspectives on State and Society," Journal of Contemporary China , no. 72 (November 2011): 723-733.
"China's Trade Relations with the United States in Perspective," Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 39, no. 3 (October 2010): 165-210.
"Internationalizing Heritage: UNESCO and China's Longmen Grottoes," China Information 24, no. 2 (July 2010): 123-147.
"The Advance to Higher Learning: Power, Modernization, and the Beginnings of Women's Education at Canton Christian College," in Pioneer Chinese Christian Women. Gender, Christianity, and Social Mobility, ed. by Jessie G. Lutz, Bethlehem, Pa.: Lehigh University Press, 2010, pp. 371-392.
"From Lingnan to Pomona: Charles K. Edmunds and His Chinese-American Career," in China's Christian Colleges: Cross-Cultural Connections, 1900-1950, ed. by Daniel Bays and Ellen Widmer, Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2009, pp. 173-191.
"Portraying Chinese Christianity: The American Press and U.S.-China'Relations since the 1920s," Journal of American-East Asian Relations 13 (November 2008): 81-119.
"Zhongguo yu shijie xiangyu: Bupingdeng tiaoyue, diguo zhuyi he minzu zhuyi," [中國與世界相遇: 不平等條約、帝國主義和民族主義 China encountered the world: the Unequal Treaties, imperialism and nationalism] in Wang Jianlang (王建朗) and Luan Jinghe (欒景河), eds., Jindai Zhongguo, Dongya yu shijie [Modern China, East Asia, and the World], Beijing: Shehui kexue wenxian chubanshe, 2008, pp. 506-528.
"Cong Lingnan dang'an chensi Zhongmei wenhua xiangyu," [從嶺南檔案 (1888-1952) 沉思中美文化相遇 A reflection on Sino-American cultural encounter: from the perspective of the Lingnan archives] transl. by Huang Xinglian, in Xixue yu Qingdai wenhua [西學與清代文化 Western learning and Qing culture], ed. by Huang Aiping (黄爱平) and Huang Xingtao (黄興涛), Beijing: Zhonghua shuju, 2007, pp. 127-145.
Three entries on Mao Zedong, Guangzhou, and the Qing Dynasty for Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450, 3 vols., edited by Thomas Benjamin, Detroit, Mich.: Macmillan Reference, 2006.
"Circulating American Higher Education: The Case of Lingnan University (1888-1951)," Journal of American-East Asian Relations 9, nos. 3-4 (delayed fall-winter 2000 issue, the back issue appeared in year 2006): 147-167.
"The Dissemination of International Law and the Study of the Unequal Treaties in China," in As China Meets the World: China's Changing Position in the International Community, edited by Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik, Agnes Schick-Chen, and Sascha Klotzbücher, Vienna, Austria: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Austrian Academy of Sciences Press), 2006, pp. 169-193.
"Beiyang shiqi guojifa zai Zhongguo," [北洋時期國際法在中國 International law in China during the Beiyang period] in Beiyang shiqi de Zhongguo waijiao [北洋時期的中國外交 Chinese diplomacy in the Beiyang era], ed. by Jin Guangyao (金光耀) and Wang Jianlang (王建朗), Shanghai: Fudan daxue chubanshe, 2006, pp. 147-156.
"Redeeming A Century of National Ignominy: Nationalism and Party Rivalry over the Unequal Treaties, 1928-1947," Twentieth-Century China 30, no. 2 (April 2005): 72-100.
"The Discourse of Unequal Treaties in Modern China," Pacific Affairs 76, no. 3 (November 2003): 399-425.
"Ershi shiji ershi niandai 'bupingdeng tiaoyue' kouhao zhi jiantao," [二十世紀二十年代"不平等條約"口號之檢討 A study of the Unequal Treaties as political symbols in the 1920s] Shixue yuekan [史學月刊 The journal of historical science] 5 (2002): 70-77.
"Zhongying 'Makai tiaoyue' de tanpan yu qianding," [中英《馬凱條約》的談判與簽訂 The negotiation of the Sino-British Mackay Treaty] Xueshu yuekan [學術月刊 Academic monthly] 4 (1996): 97-102.
"Ni Weisi chuanjiao fangfa," [倪維思傳教方法 Nevius' missionary approach] Shijie zongjiao ziliao [世界宗教資料 World religious sources] 2 (1991): 15-21. Also published in 'Yihetuan yu jindai Zhongguo shehui' guoji taolunhui lunwenji ["義和團與近代中國社會"國際討論會論文集 Collection of essays presented at the international symposium on the Boxer Movement and modern Chinese society], Jinan: Qilu chubanshe, 1992, pp. 526-545.
"Daoxian jingshi pai Jidujiao guan shuping,"'[道咸經世派基督教觀述評 The anti-Christian expressions of the State-craft Scholars during the Daoxian period] Beifang luncong [北方論叢 North China forum] 2 (1990): 91-94.
Invited Book Reviews and Review Articles
Review of Jane Hunter, ed., Christianity, Gender, and the Language of the World, Leiden: The Journal of American-East Asian Relations, 24 (2017): 305-401, H-Diplo Forum, no. 910, December 12, 2019.
"The 1949 Divide: A Revisit," Kevin Peraino, A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949 (New York: Crown, 2018), Diplomatic History, 43, no. 2 (April 2019): 394-96, DOI: 10.1093/dh/dhy093.
Review of Victor Cunrui Xiong, Capital Cities and Urban Form in Pre-modern China: Luoyang, 1038 BCE to 938 CE (London: Routledge, 2017), China Review International, 2018, China Review International 24, no. 2 (May 2019): 156-59.
Review of Kendall A. Johnson, The New Middle Kingdom: China and the Early American Romance of Free Trade (Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins UP, 2017), Literature & History (A&HCI) 27, no. 2 (November 2018): 214-16.
Review of Andrew C. A. Jampoler, Embassy to the Eastern Courts: America's Secret Pivot toward Asia, 1832-37 (Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2015), The Historian, 80, no. 2 (summer 2018): 397-98.
Review of Stuart Harris, China's Foreign Policy (Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2014), Pacific Affairs 89, no. 1 (March 2016): 127-129.
"A Forgotten Voyage: A Review of East Sails West: The Voyage of the Keying, 1846-1855," Guojia hanghai [国家航海 National Maritime Research] issue/vol. 11 (April 2015): 135-143.
Review of John Haddad, America's First Adventure in China: Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation (Philadelphia, Pa.: Temple University Press, 2013), The Journal of the Early Republic 34, no. 2 (summer 2014): 79-82.
Review of Odd Arne Westad, Restless Empire: China and the World since 1750 (New York: Basic Books, 2012), Twentieth-Century China 38, no. 2 (September 2013), online.
Review of Roger B. Jeans, ed., The Marshall Mission to China, 1945-1947: The Letters and Diary of Colonel John Hart Caughey (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefied, 2011), China Review International 19, no. 1 (2012, the back issue published in February 2014): 97-99.
Review of Jonathan Goldstein, Stephen Girard's Trade with China 1787-1824: The Norms versus the Profits of Trade (Portland, Maine: MerwinAsia, 2011), China Review International 19, no. 1 (2012, the back issue published in February 2014): 71-73.
Review of Vincent Goossaert and David A. Palmer, The Religious Question in Modern China (Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicao Press, 2011), International Bulletin of Missionary Research 36, no. 4 (October 2012): 219-220.
Review of Brantly Womack, ed., China's Rise in Historical Perspective (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2010), Pacific Affairs 84, no. 3 (September 2011): 555-557.
Review of Antony Best, ed., The International History of East Asia, 1900-1968: Trade, Ideology and the Quest for Order (London: Routledge, 2010), geschichte.transnational (history.transnational University of Leipzig, Germany), H-Soz-u-Kult (March 11, 2011).
Review of Paul A. Cohen, Speaking to History: The Story of King Goujian in Twentieth-Century China (University of California Press 2008), The Chinese Historical Review 14, no. 2 (fall 2007): 196-197.
Review of Lisa Joy Pruitt, A Looking-Glass for Ladies: American Protestant Women and the Orient in the Nineteenth Century, International Bulletin of Missionary Research 29, no. 4 (October 2005): 217.
Yihetuanyundong de qiyuan [義和團運動的起源 The Origins of the Boxer Uprising, originally written by Joseph W. Esherick, Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 1987. Co-translators, Zharg Junyi 張俊義, et al.], Nanjing: Jiangsu renmin chubanshe, 1994, xvii + pp. 393.
"Menggu shijian," [蒙古事件 The Mongolian Incident, translation of Part I of The Anti-foreign Riots in China in 1891: With an Appendix, Shanghai: North China Herald, 1892] Jindaishi ziliao [近代史資料 Sources on modern history] 82 (November 1992): 159-171.
"Ping Zhou Xirui zhu Yihetuan yundong de qiyuan," [評周錫瑞著《義和團的起源》book review of Joseph W. Esherick's The Origins of the Boxer Uprising] by Philip A. Kuhn, The Journal of Asian Studies 47, no. 3 (August 1988): 592-593] Yihetuan yanjiuhui tongxun [義和團研究會通訊 Newsletter of the Association of Boxer Movement Studies] 10 (June 1989): 1-2.
"Jinnian lai Zhongguo de Yihetuan yundong yanjiu yishu de qianyan," [《近年來中國的義和團研究》一書的前言 Preface to Recent Studies of the Boxer Movement, ed., David Buck, Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 1987] Yihetuan yanjiuhui tongxun [義和團研究會通訊 Newsletter of the Association of Boxer Movement Studies] 7 (June 1988): 5-15.
Peer-reviewed Invited Commentaries
“How did U.S.-China Relations Get to Where They Are?” EURICS Briefs/Analyses, no. 8, January 2021: 1-4.
“Ten Things to Know when Teaching about Early China,” Education about Asia (Association for Asian Studies), vol. 25, no. 2 (Fall 2020): 5-11.
"Yongyuan de jinian: Wang Xi Xiansheng (1922-2016) yu Zhongmei guanxishi yanjiu," [永远的纪念: 汪熙先生 (1922-2016) 与中美关系史研究Professor Wang Xi and the History of U.S.-China Relations] in Fu Dehua (傅德华), Wu Xinbo (吴心伯), and Jin Guangyao (金光耀), eds., Jinian Wang Xi xiansheng wenji, Shanghai: Fudan University, 2017: 110-112.
"As eleições nos Estados Unidos e as relações comerciais com a China," [U.S. Presidential Elections and Sino-American Trade Relations] Pontes, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Brazil, vol. 12, no. 8 (October 2016): 16-19.
"Meiguo boya jiaoyu dui Zhongguo jiaoyu de yingxiang," [美国博雅教育对中国教育的影响: The influence of American liberal education on Chinese education] Guoji jiaoyu jiaoliu [国际教育交流 International Education Exchange, Beijing] 50, no. 7 (July 2014): 40-41.
"How Reconciled Memories of the Past Can Help Move Forward China-Japan Relations? in Internationale Sicherheit und Globale Kooperation [A Multidisciplinary Mosaic: Reflections on International Security and Global Cooperation], Käte Hamburger Kolleg (Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Germany) Dialogue Series 4, 2014, pp. 54-56.
"The Character of U.S.-China Relations," The Montréal Review, March 2013.
"Chūgoku wa gunji haken kokka o mezashiteiru no ka?" [中国は軍事覇権国家を 指しているのか Is China seeking military hegemony in the Pacific?] Shūkan Kinyōbi [刊金曜日Weekly Friday], no. 937, March 29, 2013, pp. 16-17.