Ritual and Commemoration of Disasters
- Bin Xu. 2017. “Commemorating a Difficult Disaster: Naturalizing and Denaturalizing the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake in China.” Memory Studies.
- Bin Xu. 2013. “For Whom the Bell Tolls: State-society Relations and the Sichuan Earthquake Mourning in China.” Theory and Society 42 (5): 509-542
- Bin Xu. 2013. “Mourning Becomes Democratic.” Contexts 12 (1): 42-46.
- Bin Xu. “Disaster, Trauma, and Memory.” in Routledge International Handbook of Memory Studies, edited by Anna Lisa Tota and Trever Hagen.
Politics of Disaster: Moral Performance and Its Limitations
- Bin Xu. 2016. “Moral Performance and Cultural Governance in China: The Compassionate Politics of Disasters.” China Quarterly 226 (June): 407-430.
- Bin Xu. 2012. “Grandpa Wen: Scene and Political Performance.” Sociological Theory 30 (2): 114-129.
War Memory and Nationalism
- Qian, Licheng, Bin Xu, and Dingding Chen. 2016. “Does History Education Promote Nationalism in China? A ‘Limited Effect’ Explanation.” Journal of Contemporary China (online first)
- Bin Xu and Xiaoyu Pu. 2010. “Dynamic Statism and Memory Politics: A Case Analysis of the Chinese War Reparations Movement.” China Quarterly 201(1): 156-175. (Best Graduate Student paper award from Asia and Asian America Section of American Sociological Association, 2010)
- Bin Xu and Gary Alan Fine. 2010. “Memory Movement and State-Society Relationship in Chinese World War II Victims’ Reparations Movement against Japan.” Pp.166-189 in Northeast Asia’s Difficult Past: Essays in Collective Memory, edited by Mikyoung Kim and Barry Schwartz. Palgrave-McMillan.
Politics of Reputation
- Gary Alan Fine and Bin Xu. 2011. “Honest Broker: The Politics of Expertise in the ‘Who Lost China?’ Debate.” Social Problems 58 (4): 593-614.
Other Writing and Publications
翻译《卡尔曼海姆精粹》南京大学出版社 （Translation: Selected Papers of Karl Mannheim)