New Book


Zhang, J. Y. (2017) 小世界:在欧洲做学术的注脚(Small World: Footnotes to Academic Observations), Beijing: 三联书店 SDX Joint Publishing Company



Zhang, J. Y. and Barr, M (2013) Green Politics in China: Environmental Governance and State-Society Relations, London: Pluto Press


Zhang, J. Y. (2012) The Cosmopolitanization of Science: Stem Cell Governance in China, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Journal Articles

Zhang, J. Y. and Barr, M. (2019) ‘The Transformative Power of Commoning and Alternative Food Networks‘. Environmental Politics, 28(4), 771-789. [PDF]

Zhang, J. Y. (2018). ‘Cosmopolitan Risk Community in a Bowl: A Case Study of China’s Good Food Movement‘. Journal of Risk Research, 21:68-82. [PDF]

Zhang, J. Y. (2018). ‘How to be modern? The social negotiation of ‘good food’ in contemporary China‘. Sociology, 52(1) 150–165. [PDF]

Zhang, J. Y. (2017). Lost in Translation? Accountability and Governance of Clinical Stem Cell Research in China. Regenerative Medicine, 12(6), 647–656. [PDF]

Zhang, J. Y. (2017). Transparency Is a Growth Industry’, Nature, 545, S65. [PDF]

Zhang, J. Y. (2015).The ‘credibility paradox’ in China’s science communication: Views from scientific practitioners. Public Understanding of Science, 24(8), 913-927 [PDF]

Zhang, J. Y. (2015) ‘Cosmopolitan Risk Community and China’s Climate Governance‘, European Journal of Social Theory. 18(3), 327-342

Zhang, J. Y. and Barr, M. (2013) ‘Recasting Subjectivity Through the Lenses: New Forms of Environmental Mobilisation in China’, Environmental Politics, 22(5), 849-865 [PDF]

Beck, U; Blok A; Tyfield D and Zhang, J. Y. (2013) ‘Cosmopolitan Communities of Climate Risk: Conceptual and Empirical Suggestions for a New Research Agenda’, Global Networks, 13(1), 1-21

Zhang, J. Y. (2012) The Art of Trans-boundary Governance of Synthetic Biology, Systems and Synthetic Biology, 7(3), 107-114 [PDF]

Zhang, J. Y. and Arnoldi, J. (2012) ‘The dual reality in the institutionalization of the Chinese knowledge economy’, International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management, 3(2), 160-173

Zhang, J. Y. (2011) ‘The “National” and “Cosmos”: The emergence of synthetic biology in China‘. EMBO Reports, 12(4), 302-6 [PDF]

Zhang, J. Y. (2011) ‘Scientific institutions and effective governance: a case study of Chinese stem cell research’. New Genetics and Society, 30(2): 193-207 [PDF]

Zhang, J. Y. (2010) ‘Is the cosmopolitanization of science emerging in China?’  Études Internationales. 41, 571-595 [PDF]

Zhang, J. Y. (2010) ‘The cosmopolitanization of science: Experience from China’s stem cell scientists’. Soziale Welt (Special issue in English). 61: 255-274 [PDF]

Zhang, J. Y. (2010) ‘The organization of scientists and its relation to scientific productivity: Perceptions of Chinese stem cell researchers’, Biosocieties. 5(2): 219-235  [PDF]

Book chapters and reports

Zhang, J. Y. (2017). Relaciones entre el Estado y las ONG en China: Una simbiosis controvertida. in: Bringel, B. and Pleyers, G. eds. Movimientos sociales en los años 2010: crisis, indignación y polarización. Buenos Aires: CLACSO.

Zhang, J. Y. (2014) ‘Synethsizing the “national” and the “cosmos”: the case of life sciences in China’, in Yasemin Soysal eds. Transnational Trajectories in East Asia: Nation, Citizenship and Region, New York: Routledge

Zhang, J. Y. (2014) ‘Does Chine Offer a New Paradigm for Doing Science?’ in David Kerr eds. China’s Many Dreams: Comparative Perspectives on China’s Search for National Rejuvenation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Beck, U. and Zhang, J. Y. (2012) Reflexivity in Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization, Published Online: 29 Feb 2012

Lentzos, F; Cockerton C; Finlay S; Hamilton R.A.; Zhang J.Y. and Rose, N. (2012) ‘The Societal Impact of Synthetic Biology’, in Baldwin et al (eds) Synthetic Biology: A Primer. London: Imperial College Press

Zhang, J.Y.  Marris, C. and Rose, N. (2011) The Transnational Governance of Synthetic Biology: Scientific uncertainty, cross-borderness and the ‘art’ of governance. BIOS Working Paper prepared for the Royal Society Science Policy Centre (UK), May 2011 [PDF]

Barr, M and Zhang, J. Y. (2010) China: bioethics education, biosecurity,and the rise of its science’ inB. Rappert ed.Ethics, Education, and the Life Sciences, Canberra: Australian National University Press.  [PDF]

Zhang, J. Y. (2009) ‘The Regulation of China’s Stem Cell Research in the Context of Cosmopolitanization’, in O. Doering ed. Life Sciences in Translation: A Sino-European Dialogue on Ethical Governance of the Life Sciences, London: BIONET


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