Peer-reviewed research articles


2017 “The Rise of ‘Localism‘ and Civic Identity in Post-handover Hong Kong: Questioning the Chinese Nation-state.” The China Quarterly, Vol. 230, June 2017, pp. 323-347.


cover12016 “Creating a Textual Public space. Slogans and Texts from Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement”, Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 75.3 (Aug. 2016), pp. 673-702.



2016 “Lu Xun and Zhang Binglin: New Culture, Conservatism and Local Tradition”, Sixiangshi/Intellectual History [Unitas, Taipei], vol. 6 (2016), pp. 151-193.


couv-cp20144-e14170709048332014 “Creating a Literary Space to debate the Mao era: the fictionalization of the Great Leap Forward in Yan Lianke’s Four Books,” China Perspectives, no. 2014/4, Remembering the Mao Era: from creative practices to parallel history, pp. 7-16.


2014 “Testimony, History and Ethics: From the Memory of Jiabiangou Prison Camp to a Reappraisal of the Anti-Rightist Movement in Present-Day China.” The China Quarterly, vol. 218 (June 2014), pp. 514-539.


2014 “Anatomy of the Ordinary: new perspectives in Hong Kong independent cinema”, Journal of Chinese cinemas, vol. 8, no. 1 (2014) , pp. 73-92.




2012 “The limits of Representation: Wang Bing’s Labor Camp Films,” Journal of Chinese Cinemas, vol. 6, no. 2, 2012, pp. 173-187.


cp2012-2a2012 “Propaganda and Pastiche: Visions of Mao in Founding of a Republic, Beginning of the Great Revival and Let the Bullets Fly,” China Perspectives, no. 2012/2, pp. 41-53. Reprinted in Joseph Cheng, ed., The Use of Mao and the Chongqing Model, Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong Press, 2015, pp. 237-275.




2011 “Democratic Modernism. Rethinking the politics of early 20th century fiction in China and Europe,” Boundary 2, vol. 38, no. 3 (Fall 2011), pp. 27-65.




2010 “On the Margins of Modernity: A Comparative Study of Gao Xingjian and Ōe Kenzaburō,” China Perspectives, n° 2010/2, pp. 34-46.


72a2007 “Utopian Fiction and Critical Examination : the Cultural Revolution in Wang Xiaobo’s The Golden Age,” China Perspectives, n° 2007/4, pp. 75-87. Reprinted as “Utopian Fiction and Critical Examination: The Cultural Revolution in Wang Xiaobo’s The Golden Age”, in Artur Wardega (ed), Belief, History and the Individual in Modern Chinese Literary Culture, Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars, 2009, pp. 19-41.



2007 “From Documentary to Fiction and Back: Reality and Contingency in Wang Bing’s and Jia Zhangke’s films,” China Perspectives, n° 2007/3, p. 130-137.


Peer-reviewed articles in French:

2011 “Révolution littéraire, anarchisme et démocratie dans la Chine du 4 mai”, Études littéraires (Université Laval), vol. 41, no. 3 (Fall 2010), pp. 87-101.

2010 “Quelle science pour quelle démocratie? Lu Xun et la littérature de fiction dans le mouvement du 4 Mai” (What sort of science for what sort of democracy? Lu Xun and his fiction in the May Fourth movement), Annales Histoire, Sciences sociales, vol. 65, n° 2 (mars-avril 2010), dossier “Littérature et savoirs”, p. 345-374.

2009 “La démocratie, un objet d’étude pour la recherche littéraire ?” (Democracy, an object for literary studies?), Revue de littérature comparée, n°1-2009, p. 101-121.

2008 “Simon Leys et la Chine : dedans et dehors” (Simon Leys and China: Inside and Outside), Textyles n° 34, pp. 24-36.

2006 “Lire les textes de Kafka contre leurs narrateurs” (Reading Kafka’s Texts against their narrators), Poétique, n° 148 (2006), pp. 407-422.

2005 “Fiction et démocratie : nouvelles lectures de Lu Xun et de Lao She” (Fiction and Democracy: New Readings of Lu Xun and Lao She), Etudes chinoises, n° XXIV (2005), p. 285-299.

1999 “Totalitarisme en RDA ? L’exemple des Kneipen de 1968 à 1985” (Totalitarianism in the GDR? The example of Kneipen from 1968 to 1985), Allemagne d’aujourd’hui, n° 149, July-September 1999, p. 81-100.