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  1. Rojas, C; Litzinger, RA, Ghost Protocol Development and Displacement in Global China, edited by Rojas, C; Litzinger, R (August, 2016), pp. 268 pages, Duke University Press Books  [abs].
  2. Litzinger, RA, Other Chinas: The Yao and the Politics of National Belonging (2000), Duke University Press  [abs].

Book Chapters

  1. Litzinger, RA, Schooling the Migrant Margins of Beijing, in Development and Displacement: China and its Global Footprint (2015), Duke University Press .
  2. Litzinger, RA, China’s Global Futures, in Development and Displacement: China and its Global Footprint (2015), Duke University Press .
  3. Litzinger, RA, The Afterlives of Shangri-la, in Mapping Shangrila: Nature, Personhood, and Polity in the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands (2015), University of Washington Press .
  4. Litzinger, RA, Development and Displacement: China and its Global Footprint (2015), Duke University Press .
  5. Litzinger, R, Afterword: The afterlives of shangrila, in Mapping Shangrila: Contested Landscapes in the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands (January, 2014), pp. 279-286 .
  6. Litzinger, RA, Preface: Nagtsang Nulo’s Joys and Sorrows, in My Tibetan Childhood: When Ice Shattered Stone (2014), Duke University Press .
  7. Litzinger, RA, The Mobilization of Nature, in Selected Studies on Western China, Translation from English to Chinese (hereto Translated Essays on Western China) 《国外学者对中国西部研究部分论文翻译集》。 (2012)  [author's comments].
  8. Litzinger, R, Afterword: Beyond the Corporate Leninist Box, in Privatizing China: Socialism from Afar, edited by Ong, A; Zhang, L (2008) .
  9. Litzinger, RA, In Search of the Grassroots: Hydroelectric Schemes in Northwest Yunnan, in Grassroots Political Reform in Contemporary China, edited by Perry, E; Goodman, M (April, 2007) .
  10. Litzinger, RA, Reprint of "The Mobilization of Nature: Perspectives from Northwest Yunnan", in The Go West Campaign, edited by Goodman, D (2005), Cambridge University Press .
  11. Litzinger, RA, Ethnology, Place, and Locality in the Study of the Jinxiu Yao, in Ethnic Relations: The Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Sinology, Taiwan, edited by Sinica, A (2003) .
  12. Litzinger, RA, Tradition and the Gender of Civility, in Chinese Feminities/Chinese Masculinities: An Introductory Reader, edited by Brownell, S; Wasserstrom, J (Spring, 2001), University of California Press .
  13. Litzinger, RA, Globalization from Below: Reflections on the Anthropology of Global Environmentalism, in Links Between Cultures and Biodiversity: Proceedings of the Cultures and Biodiversity Congress 2000, edited by Jianchu, X (2000), pp. 590-597, Kunming: Yunnan Science and Technology Press .
  14. Litzinger, RA, Re-imagining the State in Post-Mao China, in Cultures of Insecurity: States, Communities, and Production of Danger, edited by Weldes, J; Laffey, M; Gusterson, H; Duvall, R (1999), pp. 293-318, University of Minnesota Press .
  15. Litzinger, RA, Making Histories: Contending Conceptions of the Yao Past, in Cultural Encounters on China’s Ethnic Frontiers, edited by Harrell, S (1995), pp. 117-139, Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press .

Papers Published

  1. Litzinger, RA, Review: Ecologies of Comparison: An Ethnography of Endangerment in Hong Kong, American Ethnologist (2015) .
  2. Litzinger, R, The labor question in China: Apple and beyond, South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 112 no. 1 (December, 2013), pp. 172-178, Duke University Press [doi]  [abs].
  3. Various,, Labor in China: A New Politics of Struggle, edited by Litzinger, RA, South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 112 no. 1 (January, 2013)  [author's comments].
  4. Litzinger, RA, Face au désastre écologique en Chine, les différents visages de la mobilisation. Entretien." Propose receuillis par Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Charlotte Nordmann, La Revue De Livres no. 012 (2013), pp. 64-69 .
  5. Litzinger, RA, Commentary: Aihwa Ong's "What Marco Polo Forgot: Contemporary Chinese Art Reconfigures the Global", Current Anthropology, vol. 53 no. 4 (August, 2012), pp. 471-494 .
  6. Litzinger, RA, Tibet Talk: On Life, Death and the State, Cultural Anthropology (March, 2012) [540]  [author's comments].
  7. Litzinger, RA, Introduction to special issue: Self-Immolation as Protest in Tibet, Cultural Anthropology (March, 2012) [526]  [author's comments].
  8. Litzinger, RA, “Introduction: Labor in China Today: Apple and Beyond,”, South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) (forthcoming in January 2013.) .
  9. Litzinger, RA, Labor in China Today: Apple and Beyond, South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 112 no. 1 (2012), pp. 172-178, Duke University Press .
  10. Litzinger, R, China’s Embedded Activism: Opportunities and Constraints of a Social Movement, edited by Peter Ho, The China Journal (2008)  [author's comments].
  11. Litzinger, R, Desiring China: Experiments in Neoliberalism, Sexuality, and Public Culture, by Lisa Rofel, China Review International (2008)  [author's comments].
  12. Litzinger, R, Discovering Nature: Globalization and Environmental Culture in China and Taiwan, by Robert Weller, American Anthropologist (Summer, 2008) .
  13. Litzinger, R, Displacing Desire: Travel and Popular Culture in China , by Beth Notar, The China Quarterly, vol. 191 (September, 2007), pp. 769-771 .
  14. Litzinger, RA, Contested sovereignties and the critical ecosystem partnership fund, Polar: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, vol. 29 no. 1 (January, 2006), pp. 66-87, WILEY [doi]  [abs].
  15. Litzinger, R, The Mobilization of “Nature”: Perspectives from North-west Yunnan, The China Quarterly, vol. 178 no. 178 (Spring, 2004), pp. 488-504, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]  [abs].
  16. Litzinger, RA, “Damming the Angry River”, China Review, vol. 30 no. Autumn (2004), pp. 30-34, Great Britian China Center [htm] .
  17. Litzinger, R, Theorizing postsocialism: Reflections on the politics of marginality in contemporary China, South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 101 no. 1 (Spring, 2002), pp. 33-55, Duke University Press (special issue on "The Vicissitudes of Theory".) [doi] .
  18. Litzinger, RA, "Government from Below: The State, the Popular, and the Illusion of Autonomy", Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique, vol. 9 no. 1 (Spring, 2001), pp. 251-264, Duke University Press [doi] .
  19. Litzinger, RA, Beyond the Museum Complex: Minority Culture and History at the Mountain Patterns Exhibit, Asian Ethnicity, vol. 2 no. 1 (March, 2001), pp. 86-96 [pdf] .
  20. Litzinger, RA, Contesting Citizenship in Urban China: Peasant Migrants, the State, and the Logic of the Market, American Ethnologist, vol. 28 no. 1 (February, 2001), pp. 247-248, WILEY [Gateway.cgi], [doi] .
  21. Kipnis, AB, Producing Guanxi: Sentiment, Self and Subculture in a North China Village, Transcultural Psychiatry, vol. 38 no. 3 (2001), pp. 374-376 .
  22. Litzinger, RA, Screening the Political: Pedagogy and Dissent in The Gate of Heavenly Peace, Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique, vol. 7 no. 3 (2001), pp. 827-850 .
  23. Litzinger, RA, Questions of gender: Ethnic minority representation in post-Mao China, Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, vol. 32 no. 4 (December, 2000), pp. 3-14 [Gateway.cgi]  [abs].
  24. Litzinger, RA, "Race, Taxonomy, and Auto-Ethnographic Critique in Ethnographic Film Criticism", American Anthropologist, vol. 102 no. 3 (September, 2000), pp. 608-611 .
  25. Litzinger, RA, Nationalism and Ethnoregional Identities in China, edited by Safran, W, Asian Ethnicity, vol. 1 no. 1 (2000), pp. 84-86 .
  26. Litzinger, RA, Screening the Political: Pedagogy and Dissent in The Gate of Heavenly Peace, Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique, vol. 7 no. 3 (December, 1999), pp. 827-850, Duke University Press [doi] .
  27. Litzinger, RA, Formations of Colonial Modernity in East Asia, edited by TE Barlow, American Anthropologist, vol. 100 no. 3 (September, 1998), pp. 813-814, WILEY [doi] .
  28. Litzinger, RA, Memory Work: Reconstituting the Ethnic in Post-Mao China, Cultural Anthropology, vol. 13 no. 2 (May, 1998), pp. 224-255, WILEY [Gateway.cgi], [doi] .
  29. Litzinger, RA, "The Work of Culture and Memory in Post-Mao China", Asia/Pacific Studies Institute Working Papers Series (1995), Duke University .