Lijun Chen, Dali L. Yang, Di Zhou, and Qiang Ren, Child and Youth Well-being in China, Routledge, 2019.
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).