Hai Ren


Books & Monographs

2013 The Middle Class in Neoliberal China: Governing Risk, Life-Building, and Themed Spaces. London: Routledge. [Read the book’s “Introduction”]

2013 Global Futures in East Asia: Youth, Nation, and the New Economy in Uncertain Times. (Co-edited with Ann Anagnost and Andrea Arai). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

2010 Neoliberalism and Culture in China and Hong Kong: The Countdown of Time. London: Routledge. [Read the book’s “Introduction”]

Special Issues of Peer-Reviewed Journals

2010 New Media Subversion. (Co-edited with Davin Heckman). A special issue of Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures. Issue 7, Spring 2010.

2005 Neo-Liberal Governmentality: Technologies of the Self & Governmental Conduct. A special issue of Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge. Issue. 10. Spring 2005.

Articles & Book Chapters

2016 “审美的历程:参与艺术社会性的历史考察,” 《艺术当代》(forthcoming in late 2016)

2016 “当代艺术的当代性:以成都说唱音乐为例,” 《文化研究》(南京大学人文高等研究院主办)(forthcoming in Summer 2016).

2015 “Cinematic Regimes and the Disappearing Factory in China,” Signs & Media (符号与传媒) (Chengdu) Issue 11, Fall 2015, pp. 155-179.

2015 “‘Be Realistic, Demand the Impossible:’ The Politics of Aesthetics and Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Movement’,” Anthropology News Vol.56, Issue 5-6, p. 7. [Reprint]

2014 “Sexuality and Mass Culture.” In Global History of Sexuality. Edited by Robert Buffington, Donna Guy, and Eithne Luibheid, pp. 195-220. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

2013 “The Middle Class Norm and Responsible Consumption in China’s Risk Society.” In Global Futures in East Asia. Edited by Ann Anagnost, Andrea Arai, and Hai Ren, pp. 29-52. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

2013 “China’s Political System.” In Demystifying China: New Understandings of Chinese History. Edited by Naomi Standen, pp. 217-224. Boulder, CO: Rowman & Littlefield.

2012 “Redistribution of the Sensible in Neoliberal China: Real Estate, Cinema, and Aesthetics.” In China and New Left Visions: Political and Cultural Interventions. Edited by Ban Wang and Jie Lu, pp. 225-245. Boulder, CO: Lexington Books.

2012 “
Culture.” In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Anthropology. Edited by John Jackson. New York: Oxford University Press.

2010 The Neoliberal State and Risk Society: The Chinese State and the Middle Class,” In China: Critical Critical Theory, Market Society, and Culture,” edited by Russell Berman and Ban Wang, a special issue of TELOS. Issue 151 (Summer 2010).

2010 “Introduction” (co-authored with Davin Heckman). In New Media Subversion, edited by Davin Heckman and Hai Ren. A special issue of Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures.

2009 "Life Spectacles: Media, Business Synergy and Affective Work in Neoliberal China.” In Post-Mao, Post-Bourdieu: Class and Taste in Contemporary China, edited by Yi Zheng and Stephi Donald, a special issue of Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies. Vol. 6, no. 2, July 2009.

2007 “The Landscape of Power: Imagineering Consumer Behavior at China’s Theme Parks,” in The Themed Space: Locating Culture, Nation, and Self, edited by Scott A. Lukas, pp. 97-112. Lexington Books.

2006 “The Merit of Time: A Genealogy of the Countdown,” in The End that Does: Art, Science, and Millennial Accomplishment, edited by Cathy Gutierrez and Hillel Scwartz, pp. 17-36. London: Equinox Publishers.

2005 "Modes of Governance in Neo-liberal Capitalism: An Introduction." Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge. Issue. 10. Spring 2005.

2005 "Subculture as a Neo-Liberal Conduct of Life in Leisure and Consumption." Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge. Issue. 10. Spring 2005.

2004 “The Countdown of Time and the Practice of Everyday Life.” Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge. Issue 8, Spring 2004.