Chasing the American Dream in China: Chinese Americans in the Ancestral Homeland. Under contract at Rutgers University Press.
2016. Outsourced Children: Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
2010. From Home to Homeland: What Adoptive Families Need to Know Before Making a Return Trip to China. St. Paul, MN: Yeong and Yeong Book Company. (Jacobs, Debra, Ponte, Iris and Leslie Wang, Eds).
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
2017. “‘Leftover Women’ and ‘Kings of the Candy Shop’: Gendering Chinese American Ancestral Homeland Migration to China.” American Behavioral Scientist, 61(10) 1172–1191.
2016. “The Benefits of In-Betweenness: Return Migration of Second-Generation Chinese American Professionals to China.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
2016. “Producing Global Adoptability of Special Needs Children in China.” positions: East Asia Cultures Critique 24(1): 129-154.
2015. “Letting Her Go: Western Adoptive Families’ Search and Reunion With Chinese Birth Parents.” Adoption Quarterly 18(1): 45-66. (Lead author, with Iris Ponte and Elizabeth Weber Ollen).
2013. “Unequal Logics of Care: Gender, Globalization and Volunteer Work of Expatriate Wives in China.” Gender & Society 27 (2): 538-560.
2010. “Importing Western Childhoods into a Chinese State-Run Orphanage.” Qualitative Sociology 33 (2): 137-159.
2010. “Returning to China: The Experiences of Adopted Chinese Children and Their Parents.” Adoption Quarterly 13 (2): 100-124. (Second author, with Iris Ponte and Serena Fan).
2018. Liu, Cindy, Stephen Chen, Yyvonne Bohr, Leslie Wang, and Edward Tronick. (Invited). “Exploring the Assumptions of Attachment Theory Across Cultures: The Practice of Transnational Separation Among Chinese Immigrant Parents and Children.” In J. Lupp (Ed.). Contextualizing Attachment: The Cultural Nature of Attachment. Strüngmann Forum Reports & MIT Press.
2010. “Searching for Origins: Parent and Child Perspectives on Return Trips to China,” (with Iris Ponte and Serena Fan). In From Home to Homeland: What Adoptive Families Need to Know Before Making a Return Trip to China, Debra Jacobs, et al. (Eds). St. Paul, MN: Yeong and Yeong Book Company.