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Zheng Y, 2018, From Crisis Poetics to Place Fiction (cong weiji shixue dao diyu xiaoshuo), 1, Huamulan Publishing House, Taiwan: Xinbei,

Zheng Y, 2013, Contemporary Chinese Print Media: Cultivating Middle Class Taste, Routledge, London,

Zheng Y, 2011, From Burke and Wordsworth to the Modern Sublime in Chinese Literature, 1, Purdue University Press, West Lafayette,

Book Chapters

Zheng Y, 2016, '“The Province, Other Worlds and Revolution (省城,他乡,革命)"', in Iwasa Masaaki 岩佐昌暲 ; Li Yi 李怡 (ed.), The Dancing Table: Late Qing and Early Republican Chinese Students in Japan and Modern Chinese Literature (清末民初赴日留学生与中国现代文学), edn. 1, Huamulan wenhua chubanshe, Taipei, pp. 219 - 228

Zheng Y, 2015, 'The World of Twentieth-Century Chinese Popular Fiction: From Shanghai Express to Rivers and Lakes of Knights-Errant', in Yingjin Zhang (ed.), A Companion to Modern Chinese Literature, John Wiley & Sons, West Sussex, UK, pp. 244 - 260,

Zheng Y; Gal O, 2014, 'Global Motion and the Production of Knowledge', in Gal O; Zheng Y (ed.), Motion and Knowledge in the Changing Early Modern World: Orbits, Routes and Vessels, edn. 1, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 1 - 14,

Zheng Y, 2014, 'Xu Xiake's Travel Notes: Motion, Records and Genre Change', in Gal O; Zheng YZ (ed.), Motion and Knowledge in the Changing Early Modern World: Orbits, Routes and Vessels, edn. 1, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 31 - 45,

Zheng Y, 2012, 'Historical Crisis and New Poetic Spirit', in Fujita R (ed.), Issues of Far Eastern Literatures, edn. 1, St. Pertersburgh University Press, St. Petersburgh, pp. 251 - 272

Donald SH; Zheng Y, 2010, 'Chinese Modernisms', in The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms,

Donald SH; Zheng Y, 2010, 'Chinese Modernisms: Politics, Poetry and Cultural Dissonanc', in Brooker P; Gasiorek A; Longworth D; Thacker A (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 976 - 995,

Zheng Y, 2009, 'À La Mode: the Provincial Cosmopolitan', in Donald SH; Kofman E (ed.), Branding Cities: Cosmopolitanism, Parochialism, and Social Change, edn. 1, Routledge, London, pp. 172 - 188

Zheng Y; Hemelryk Donald S, 2008, 'Richer than before – the cultivation of middle-class taste: education choices in urban China', in Goodman DSG (ed.), The New Rich in China: Future Rulers, Present Lives, Routledge, London, pp. 71 - 82,

Zheng Y, 2007, 'Wenrenjingshen yu houshehuizuyiqingqu: sanwen wenhua piping (Literati Spirit and Post-socialist Taste: on Contemporary Chinese Essay Culture', in Nanxiu Q; Hongshen Z (ed.), Zhongguowenxue: chuantong yu xiandai de duihua (Chinese Literature: Dialogue between Tradition and Modernity, edn. 1, shanghai guji zubanshe (Shanghai Classics Publishing House), Shanghai, pp. 628 - 641

Zheng Y, 2004, 'The Romantic Transfiguration of a Sublime Poetics', in Baillie C; Dunn E; Zheng Y (ed.), Travelling Facts: The Social Construction, Distribution, and Accumulation of Knowledge, edn. 1st, Campus Verlag, Frankfurt, pp. 92 - 123

Zheng Y, 2003, 'Cultural Traditions and Contemporaneity : the Case of the New Confucianist Debate', in Lepenies W (ed.), Entangled Histories and Negotiated Universals: Centers and Peripheries in a Changing World, edn. 1st, Campus Verlag, Frankfurt, pp. 310 - 336

Zheng Y, 2001, 'Cultural Tradition and Modern Confucianism', in Szegedy-Maszák M (ed.), National Heritage and National Canon, edn. 1st, Collegium Budapest Institute for Advanced Study, Budapest, pp. 145 - 176

Zheng Y, 1997, 'Narrative Images of the Historical Passion: those Other Women—On the Alterity in the New Wave of the Chinese Cinema', in Lu SH (ed.), Transnational Chinese Cinema: Identity, Nationhood and Gender, edn. 1, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, pp. 347 - 360

Edited Books

Gal O; Zheng Y, (ed.), 2014, Motion and Knowledge in the Changing Early Modern World: Orbits, Routes and Vessels, Springer, Dordrecht

Zheng Y; Hemelryk Donald SJ, (ed.), 2009, Post-Mao, Post-Bourdieu: Class and Taste in Contemporary China, Portal Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney,

Zheng Y, (ed.), 2004, Traveling Facts, 1, Campus Verlag, Frankfurt

Journal articles

Zheng Y, 2022, 'The Bildungsroman of an Absolute Artist for Socialist China: Fu Lei’s Family Letters 1954-1966', Boundary 2: an International Journal of Literature and Culture

Zheng Y; Donald S, 2021, 'Centenarian Memoirs and Vernacular History', China Perspectives

Zheng Y, 2020, '1911 in Chengdu', boundary 2, vol. 47, pp. 173 - 199,

Zheng Y, 2018, 'Crisis and Creation: the Sturm und Drang Poetics of Guo Moruo', Modern Chinese Culture and Literature, vol. 26, pp. 139 - 153

Zheng Y, 2017, '从《里门拾记》到《果园城记》:师陀小说原乡志系列', 现代中国文化与文学 (Modern Chinese Culture and Literature), vol. 23, pp. 1 - 17

Zheng Y, 2016, 'The Prosaic and Provincial History of an Epic Revolution', Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, vol. 63, pp. 138 - 152,

Zheng Y, 2015, 'The Local Place and Other Worlds: Li Jieren's Provincial History of Xinhai Revolution (Difang yu Taxiang: Li Jieren de Shengcheng Geming Sh)', Studies of Republican Chinese Literature (Minguo Wenxue yu Wenhua Yanjiu) and Culture, vol. 1, pp. 118 - 128,

Zheng Y, 2015, '庸常与史诗:李劼人的小说近代史', 现代中国文化与文学, vol. 15, pp. 285 - 293

Zheng Y, 2015, 'The Prosaic and the Epic: Li Jieren's Modern Chinese History in Novel Form', Xiandai zhongguo wenhua yu wenxue (Modern Chinese Culture and Literature), vol. 15, pp. 285 - 293,

Zheng Y, 2014, 'The History of Words and Transformation of Ideas in 20C China (ciyu de lishi yu sixiang de shanbian)', Studies on Modern Chinese Literature (zhongguo xiandaiwenxue yanjiu congkan, vol. 07, pp. 197 - 201,

Zheng Y; Gal, Ofer , 2012, '“Beyond Accommodation”', Intellectual History Review, vol. 21, pp. 231 - 239

Zheng Y, 2012, 'Poetics of Crisis and Historical Redirection: Guo Moruo’s Modern Nirvana', Comparative Literature: East & West, vol. 16, pp. 47 - 66

Zheng Y, 2010, 'What Makes a Genre Blockbuster Good to Look At: Zhang Yimou's Transformative Modus Operandi in Hero', Film International, vol. vol. 8, pp. 47 - 63

Zheng Y; Hemelryk Donald S, 2009, '“Introduction: Post-Mao, Post-Bourdieu: Class and Taste in Contemporary China”', PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 6, pp. 1 - 11,

Zheng Y; Hemelryk Donald S, 2009, 'A taste of class: manuals for becoming woman', Positions - East Asia Cultures Critique, vol. 17, pp. 489 - 531,

Zheng Y, 2007, 'Cultural Tours and Spiritual Home', Portal Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 4,

Zheng Y, 2004, 'Personalized Writing and Chinese Feminist Criticism in the ‘Post’-New Era', Tulsa Studies in Womens Literature, vol. 23, pp. 45 - 64

Zheng Y, 2004, 'The Figuration of a Sublime Origin: Guo Moruo’s Qu Yuan', Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, vol. 16, pp. 153 - 198

Zheng Y, 2002, 'Ailing Zhang and Her Aesthetics of Existence', Annals of Scholarship, vol. 14.3, pp. 151 - 168


Zheng Y, 2017, New program aims to make China a society of book readers, Asian Studies Association of Australia, Canberra, Asian Currents,


Zheng Y, 2017, Gender and Subjectivities in Early Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature and Culture,

Zheng Y, 2016, “Public Discourses of Contemporary China: The Narration of the Nation in Popular Literature, Film, and Television”, Contemporary China Centre, Australia National Univ,

Zheng Y, 2011, “On Frederic E. Wakeman’s Telling Chinese History: A Selection of Essays”

Zheng Y, 2011, “On Yingjin Zhang’s Cinema, Space, and Polylocality in a Globalizing China,”

Zheng Y, 2008, “On Shu-Mei Shih’s Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations across the Pacific”

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