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“Overlooked cities: Shifting the gaze in research and practice in global urban studies” (with Erwin Nugraha, Julia Wesely, Hanna A. Ruszczyk and Isolde de Villiers). Cities, 133, 104044. Download


“Moving the mountain and greening the sea: The micropolitics of speculative green urbanism at Forest City, Iskandar Malaysia” (with Sin Yee Koh and Hyun Bang Shin). Urban Geography, 43(10), 1469-1495. Download

“The urbanising dynamics of global China: Speculation, articulation, and translation in global capitalism” (with Hyun Bang Shin and Sin Yee Koh). Urban Geography, 43(10), 1457-1468. Download

“The informal constitution of state centrality: Governing street businesses in (post-)pandemic Chengdu, China” (with Yi Jin). International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 46(4), 631-650. Download

“The porous urban.” City, 26(1), 1-5. Download

“The performativity of the state in China’s land transformation: A case study of Dahongmen, Beijing.” Oxford Development Studies, 50(1), 62-77. Download

“Postscript: in-pandemic academia, scholarly practices, and an ethics of care” (with Hyun Bang Shin, Yi Jin, Sin Yee Koh, Murray Mckenzie, and Do Young Oh). In Hyun Bang Shin, Murray Mckenzie and Do Young Oh, eds. COVID-19 in Southeast Asia: Insights for a post-pandemic world. London: LSE Press, 291–306. Download


Book review: “Constructing Metropolitan Space: Actors, Policies and Processes of Rescaling in World Metropolises,” edited by Jill Simone Gross, Enrico Gualini, and Lin Ye (Routledge 2018). Journal of Urban Affairs, 43(7), 1042-1043. Download

“后厂村路上的北京折叠.” 载于《读书》2021年第4期. Link


“Folding Beijing in Houchangcun Road, or, the topology of power density.” Urban Geography, 41(10), 1247-1259. Download

Jiehebu or Suburb? Towards a translational turn in urban studies.” Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 13(3), 527-542. Download

“Sanxian: Re-/un-thinking Chinese urban hierarchy with a medium-sized city.” In Hanna A. Ruszczyk, Erwin Nugraha and Isolde de Villiers eds. Overlooked Cities: Power, Politics and Knowledge Beyond the Urban South, London and New York: Routledge (with Yi Jin). Draft version included in the LSE Geography and Environment Discussion Paper Series. PDF

“Whither progressive urban futures? Critical reflections on the politics of temporality in Asia.” CITY, 24(1-2), 244-254 (with Hyun Bang Shin and Sin Yee Koh). Download


“Regional Development.” In A. M. Orum (ed.) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Urban and Regional Studies, pp. 1-6, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell (with Xingjian Liu). PDF


“Anti-urbanism and the genealogy of urban population control in China” (“反城市主义与城市人口调控的谱系”). Urban Governance Studies (城市治理研究), Vol. 3. PDF

“Urbanism as a state project: Lessons from Beijing’s green belts.” In M.Jayne (ed.) Chinese Urbanism: Critical Perspectives, London: Routledge (with Hyun Bang Shin) PDF (final version)PDF (pre-print version)


“Space as method: Field sites and encounters in Beijing’s green belts.” CITY, 21(2), 190-206. DOI: 10.1080/13604813.2017.1353342

“‘Second-hand space’: Unthinking the Quito Papers,” Beijing: Dushu Journal (读书杂志), Issue 12, 2017 (in Chinese; reprinted by Jiemian News [界面新闻] and Pengpai News [澎湃新闻]) PDF

“From Manchester that is not by the sea to Beijing that is too expensive to buy a house: Engels, utopia, anti-urbanism,” Hong Kong: The Initium Media (端傳媒), 19 March 2017 (in Chinese) Link


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