2015. “Emergent and Potential Mobilities.” In Keywords of Mobility: Anthropological Engagements, ed. N. Salazar and K. Jayaram. Oxford: Berghahn Books. (in press)
2013. [Zhu Ailan] “Niangjia: Zhongguo funü he tamen de chusheng jiating.” In Jiating yu xingbie pinglun 4, ed. Ma Chunhua, pp. 233-256. Beijing: Shehui kexue wenxian chubanshe. (translation)
2011 (with Zhang Jijiao, co-editor). Labor Migration and Social Mobility in the Asia and Pacific Region. Beijing: Intellectual Property Publishing House.
2011 “Creating Human Mobilities: Views through a Prism.” In Labor Migration and Social Mobility in the Asia and Pacific Region, ed. E. R. Judd and Zhang Jijiao, pp. 1-8. Beijing: Intellectual Property Publishing House.
2011. “The Spectre of Illness: Experiences and Perspectives of Rural Migrant Women in China’s Urban Centres.” Deportate, esuli, profughe 17:105-120.
2011. “A ‘Rice-planting’ Drama: ‘A Worthy Sister-in-Law.’” In The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature, ed. V. Mair and M. Bender, pp. 295-302. New York: Columbia University Press.
2010. “Family Strategies: Fluidities of Gender, Community and Mobility in Rural West China.” The China Quarterly 204:921-934.
2008. “‘Families We Create’: Women’s Kinship in Rural China as Spacialized Practice.” In Chinese Kinship: Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives, ed. S. Brandtstädter and G. Santos, pp. 29-47. London and New York: Routledge.
2007 “No Change for Thirty Years: The Renewed Question of Women’s Land Rights in Rural China.” Development and Change 38 (4): 691-712.
2006 (editor). War and Peace, special issue of Anthropologica 48 (1).
2006 “War and Peace/La guerre et la paix.” Anthropologica 48 (1): 3-10.
2005.“Women on the Move: Women’s Kinship, Residence and Networks in Rural Shandong.” In Gender in Motion: Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Late Imperial and Modern China, ed. B. Goodman and W. Larson, pp. 97-118. Lanham MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
2004 [Zhu Ailan]. Zhongguo beifang cunluo de shehui xingbie yu quanli. Hu Yukun, fanyi. Nanjing: Jiangsu renmin chubanshe.
2002. The Chinese Women's Movement Between State and Market. Stanford: Stanford University Press; and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2000 (with Marilyn Porter, co-editor). Feminists Doing Development: A Practical Critique. London: Zed Books.
1999 (editor). Rural Women in Reform Era China, theme issue of Chinese Sociology and Anthropology. 31(2).
1998. “Reconsidering China’s Marriage Law Campaign: Toward a De-orientalised Feminist Perspective.” Asian Journal of Women’s Studies 4 (2):8-26.
1997 "Gender and Capital Accumulation in Chinese Village Enterprises." In Culture and Economy: The Shaping of Capitalism in Eastern Asia, ed. T. Brook and H.V. Luong, pp. 207-234. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
1996. "Dramatic Conflict: Between State and Market in the Cultural Production of Theatre in Rural China." In Culture 16 (2):65-84.
1996. "Ritual Opera and the Bonds of Authority: Transformation and Transcendence." In Harmony and Counterpoint: Ritual Music in Chinese Context, ed. B. Yung, E. Rawski and R. Watson, pp. 226-246. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
1995. "Feminism From Afar or To China and Home Again." In Ethnographic Feminism(s): Essays in Anthropology, ed. S. Cole and L. Phillips, pp. 37-51. Ottawa: Carleton University Press.
1994. Gender and Power in Rural North China. Stanford: Stanford University Press; and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
1994. "Mulian Saves His Mother in 1989." In History, Memory and Opposition under State Socialism, ed. R. Watson, pp. 105-126. Santa Fe: School of American Research Press.
1992. "Land Divided, Land United." The China Quarterly 130:338-356.
1991. "Dramas of Passion: Heroism in the Cultural Revolution's Model Operas." In New Perspectives on the Cultural Revolution, ed. W. Joseph, C. Wong and D. Zweig, pp. 265-282. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
1990. "Alternative Development Strategies for Women in Rural China." Development and Change 21 (1):23-42.
1989. "Niangjia: Chinese Women and Their Natal Families." The Journal of Asian Studies 48 (3):525-544.