An Urban History of China (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021)

Urbanizing China in War and Peace: The Case of Wuxi County Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, June 2015


  1. Toby Lincoln and Rebecca Madgin, “The Inherent Malleability of Heritage: Creating China’s Beautiful Villages,” International Journal of Heritage Studies. Published online 25 January 2018.
  2. Toby Lincoln and Xu Tao eds., The Habitable City in China: Urban History in the Twentieth Century. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. My own chapter is entitled: “Urbanization and Nature in Twentieth Century China.”
  3. “From Riots to Relief: Rice, Local Government and Charities in Occupied Central China.” in Food and War in Mid-Twentieth-Century East Asia, edited by Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, Ashgate, 2013, 11-28.
  4. “China: Revolution in the Streets,” History Today 62: 8 (Aug. 2012)
  5. “The Rural and Urban at War: Invasion and Reconstruction in China during the Anti-Japanese War of Resistance,” Journal of Urban History 38, no. 1 (January 2012): 114-132.
  6. "Fleeing from Firestorms: Government, Cities, Native Place Associations and Refugees in the Anti-Japanese War of Resistance” Urban History 38:3 (Dec 2011) 437-456.
    (published in Chinese as: 林涛著,喻满意、许哲娜译:远离烽火:抗日战争期间的政府、城市、同乡会和难民,《城市史研究》,2012年9月,第143-163页)

Book Reviews

  1. Wang Jun, “Beijing Record: A Physical History of Planning Modern Beijing” (New Jersey: World Scientific, 2011) in China Review International 19: 1 (2012): 136-139.
  2. Wang Di, “The Teahouse: Small Business, Everyday Culture, and Public Politics in Chengdu, 1900-1950” (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008) in China Review International 18: 3 (Oct. 2011): 409-413.
  3. Marie-Claire Bergère (trans. Janet Lloyd) “Shanghai: China’s Gateway to Modernity” (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009) in East Asia: an International Quarterly, 28: 1 (Mar. 2011): 74-7.

  4. Yue Zhang, “The Fragmented Politics of Urban Preservation: Beijing, Chicago and Paris,” in Urban History 42: 2 (May 2015): 358-360

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