Writings

A. Edited Volume

  1. Foucault, the Family and Politics, co-edited with Robbie Duschinsky (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

B. Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters 

  1. “The Obscure Object of Western Desires: Collecting Chinese Objects and Interpreting Chinese Sexuality”, co-authored with Kate Fisher, to be translated into Chinese in edited volume on global sexuality (Shanghai: Fudan University Press, in press).
  2. “Global Histories of Health and Medicine: The ‘Grey Literature’ Collection at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine”, co-authored with Kayleigh Wall, in Jonathan Hogg (ed.), Using Primary Sources (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, in press).
  3. “The Question of Sex and Modernity in China”, in Vivienne Lo and Michael Stanley-Baker (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine (London: Routledge, in press).
  4. “A Utopian Garden City: Zhang Jingsheng’s ‘Beautiful Beijing’”, in Toby Lincoln and Xu Tao (eds.), The Habitable City in China: Urban History in the Twentieth Century (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), pp.143-168.
  5. “How Deep is Love? The Engagement with India in Joseph Needham’s Historiography of China”, in Jahnavi Phalkey and Tong Lam (eds.), Science of  Giants: China and India in the Twentieth Century. British Journal for the History of Science (BJHS) Themes 1 (2016), pp.13-41. doi.org/10.1017/bjt.2016.5.
  6. “Translation and Two ‘Chinese Sexologies’: Double Plum and Sex Histories, in Heike Bauer (ed.), Sexology and Translation: Cultural and Scientific Encounters Across the Modern World (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2015), pp.154-173.
  7. “How to Make ‘Acubabies’”, in Howard Chiang (ed.), Historical Epistemology and the Making of Modern Chinese Medicine (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015), pp.237-268.
  8. “‘That Dazzling, Momentary Wake’ of the lettre de cachet: The Problem of Experience in Foucault’s Practice of History”, in Robbie Duschinsky and Leon Rocha (eds.), Foucault, the Family and Politics (Basingtoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp.189-219.
  9. “‘Présentation’, Le Désordre des familles: Lettres de cachet des Archives de la Bastille au XVIIIe siècle (1982) by Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault”, co-translated with Thibaud Harrois, in Robbie Duschinsky and Leon Rocha (eds.), Foucault, the Family and Politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp.178-188.
  10. “Introduction: The Problem of the Family in Foucault’s Work”, co-authored with Robbie Duschinsky, in Robbie Duschinsky and Leon Rocha (eds.), Foucault, the Family and Politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp.1-15.
  11. “Quentin Pan and The China Critic, in China Heritage Quarterly 30/31 (2012). Special issue on The China Critic, Geremie Barmé and Christopher Rea (eds.) www.chinaheritagequarterly.org/features.php?searchterm=030_rocha.inc&issue=030
  12. “The Way of Sex: Joseph Needham and Jolan Chang”, in Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 43 (2012), pp.611-626. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsc.2012.04.002.
  13. Scientia Sexualis versus Ars Erotica: Foucault, van Gulik, Needham”, in Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 42 (2011), pp.328-343. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsc.2011.01.003.
  14. Xing: The Discourse of Sex and Human Nature in Modern China”, in Gender and History 22 (2010), pp.603-628. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0424.2010.01609.x. Reprinted in Kevin P. Murphy and Jennifer M. Spear (eds.), Historicising Gender and Sexuality (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), pp.77-102.

C. Reviews

  1. Donna J. Drucker, The Classification of Sex: Alfred Kinsey and the Organisation of Knowledge (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014), in Centaurus: An International Journal of the History of Science and its Cultural  Aspects 57 (2015), pp.123-125. doi.org/10.1111/1600-0498.12090.
  2. Chunjuan Nancy Wei and Darryl E. Brock (eds.), Mr. Science and Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution: Science and Technology in Modern China (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012), in Isis: A Journal of the History of Science Society 105 (2014), pp.467-468. doi.org/10.1086/678031.
  3. Andrew F. Jones, Developmental Fairy Tales: Evolutionary Thinking and Modern Chinese Culture (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011), in Journal of Asian Studies 72 (2013), pp.450-452. doi.org/10.1017/S002191181300017X.
  4. Yi-Li Wu, Reproducing Women: Medicine, Metaphor, and Childbirth in Late Imperial China (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010), in Nan Nü: Men, Women, and Gender in China 14 (2012), pp.311-314. doi.org/10.1163/15685268-142000B8.
  5. “The Fateful Entanglements of Psychoanalysis, Cybernetics, and Digital Media”. Review of Lydia H. Liu, The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011), in Metascience 21 (2012), pp.435-438. doi.org/10.1007/s11016-011-9570-0.
  6. Angela Ki Che Leung and Charlotte Furth (eds.), Health and Hygiene in Chinese East Asia: Politics and Publics in the Long Twentieth Century (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010), in Journal of Asian Studies 71 (2012), pp.217-219.  doi.org/10.1017/S0021911811002476.
  7. Thomas S. Mullaney, Coming to Terms with the Nation: Ethnic Classification in Modern China (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010), in Isis: A Journal of the History of Science Society 102 (2011), pp.587-588. doi.org/10.1086/663064.
  8. Liu Wennan, “‘No Smoking’ for the Nation: Anti-Cigarette Campaigns in Modern China” (Doctoral Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, 2009) in Dissertation Reviews, dissertationreviews.org/archives/754.
  9. “The Great Rubber Robbery: How Julius Fromm’s Condom Empire Fell to the Nazis”. Review of Götz Aly and Michael Sontheimer, Fromms: How Julius Fromm’s Condom Empire Fell to the Nazis (New York: The Other Press, 2009), in Berlin Review of Books, berlinbooks.org/brb/2011/01.

D. Under Preparation

  1. Harnessing Pleasure: Imagining Chinese Sexuality in the Twentieth Century. Projected completion of manuscript, Summer 2018.
  2. [Title removed for double-blind peer review], journal article submitted and under review.
  3. [Title removed for double-blind peer review], journal article submitted and under review.
  4. “Re-reading Celestial Lancets: On Lu Gwei-Djen and Joseph Needham’s Historiography and Scientific Verifications of Acupuncture”, journal article under preparation.
  5. “Three Visions of Acupuncture in the 1970s: Emmanuel 2, Michelangelo Antonioni’s Chung-Kuo, Cina, and Sang Hu’s Song of Acupuncture Treatment, to be published in Vivienne Lo (ed.), Bodies in Reel Time: Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities, 2018.
  6. “Needham and Comenius: Czech Nationalism and Science Organisation”, journal article under preparation.
  7. “Sexology in the Tabloids: The Case of Zhou Yueran (1885-1962)”, journal article under preparation.
  8. “Sex, Science, and Ethnography: Magnus Hirschfeld in China”, co-authored with Kate    Fisher, journal article under preparation.