Remaking the Chinese Leviathan: Market Transition and the Politics of Governance in China (Stanford University Press, 2004, 2006)
Calamity and Reform in China: State, Rural Society and Institutional Change Since the Great Leap Famine (Stanford University Press, 1996, 1998)
Beyond Beijing: Liberalization and the Regions in China (Routledge, 1997)
Holding China Together: Diversity and National Integration in Post-Deng China, edited with Barry Naughton (Cambridge University Press, 2004)
As co-author, 中国地区发展–经济增长, 制度变迁与地区差异, 经济管理出版社, 1997 and 2007 (中国社会科学院文库).
Chicago Council on Global Affairs (Dali Yang, contributor), The United States and the Rise of China and India (2006).
Dali Yang and Zhao Hong, “The Rise of India: China’s Perspectives and Response,” published in “Socio-Political and Economic Challenges in South Asia” edited by Tan Tai Yong.