2016. with Susanne Brandtstädter (eds). Irony, cynicism and the Chinese state.
2015. "Father Mao" and the Country-Family: Mixed Feelings for Fathers, Officials, and Leaders in China. Social Analysis 59:4, 83-100.
2015 with Tan Tongxue. Like a virgin? Hymen restoration operations in contemporary China. Anthropology Today 31:2, 15-18.
2014. A minimal definition of cynicism: everyday social criticism and some meanings of ‘Life’ in contemporary China. Anthropology of This Century 11.
2013. Le savoir-rire en Chine. [Learn to Laugh. Complicit Smiles in China], Terrain 61, 40-43.
2013. Communities of Complicity. Everyday Ethics in Rural China. New York: Berghahn.
2013. The Ethics of Irony: Work, Family and Fatherland in Rural China. In Charles Stafford (ed.) Ordinary ethics in China today. London: Berg, pp 133-153.
2011. The Reflective Peephole Method: Ruralism and Awkwardness in the Ethnography of Rural China. The Australian Journal of Anthropology 22: 2, 220-235.
2011. The State of Irony in Rural China. Critique of Anthropology 31:1, 21-42.
2011. The Moving Boundaries of Social Heat. Gambling in Rural China. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 17:2, 263-280.
2011 with Wu Fei. School killings in China: society or wilderness? Anthropology today27:1, 10-13.
2010. How Popular Confucianism Became Embarrassing: On the Spatial and Moral Centre of the House in Rural China. Focaal: journal of global and historical anthropology58, 81-96.
2010. Communities of Complicity: Notes on State Formation and Local Sociality in Rural China. American Ethnologist 37:3, 539-549.