Fictional Realism in Twentieth Century China: Mao Dun, Lao She, Shen Congwen (New York: Columbia University Press, 1992).
From May Fourth to June Fourth: Twentieth Century Chinese Fiction and Film, co-edited with Ellen Widmer (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993).
Running Wild: New Chinese Writers, edited with the assistance of Jeanne Tai (N.Y.: Columbia University Press, 1994).
Fin-de-siècle Splendor: Repressed Modernities of Late Qing Fiction, 1849-1911(Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997).
Chinese Literature in the Second Half of A Modern Century: A Critical Survey, co-edited with Pang-yuan Ch'i (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000).
The Monster that Is History: History, Violence, and Fictional Writing in Twentieth-Century China (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004).
Dynastic Decline and Cultural Innovation:From the Late Ming to the Late Qing and Beyond, co-edited with Wei Shang (Cambridge, Mass: Center for Asia Studies, Harvard University, 2006).
Writing Taiwan: Strategies of Representation, co-edited with Carlos Rojas (Durham: Duke University Press, to come, 2006).
Taiwan Under Japanese Colonial Rule: History, Culture, Memory coedited with Ping-hui Liao, (New York: Columbia University Press, to come, 2006) .