Selected Publications: 2010-2021

The following selection from 2010-2021 is categorised into four areas: Chinese Marxism (Socialism in Power); Soviet Marxism; Western Marxism; Marxist economics of the ancient world. These four areas also have a temporal progression, moving from current research to earlier research.

Chinese Marxism (Socialism in Power)

Current project: Socialism in Power: On the History and Theory of Socialist Governance. In some respects, this monograph may be seen as the third volume of a trilogy that includes the next two books listed here. You may download a synopsis of the book here, which functions as a guide for research and will be replaced in due course.

2021. Socialism with Chinese Characteristics: A Guide for Foreigners. Singapore: Springer. Further information here and here. A detailed synopsis of each chapter of the book may be downloaded here.

2021. Friedrich Engels and the Foundations of Socialist Governance. Springer Briefs in Philosophy. Singapore: Springer. Information on the book may be found here. A detailed synopsis of each chapter of the book may be downloaded here.

In relation to the Engels’s book, I have also attached a text (here) that was originally an appendix relating to the chapter on the abolition or dying away of the state. The text attached is a detailed analysis of the terminology used by Engels and Marx in the 1840s in relation to the state, finding that they did not advocate such an abolition.

Book Chapters

2021 ‘Friedrich Engels (1820-1895)’. Handbook of Marxism and Post-Marxism. Eds. Alex Callinicos, Stathis Kouvelakis, and Lucia Pradella. London: Routledge, pp. 41-48. More information here.

2020 ‘Lenin and Non-Antagonistic Contradictions’. Lenin 150. Eds. Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichhorn and Patrick Anderson. Hamburg: Kickass Books, 2020, pp. 79-88. More information here.

2019 ‘Xi Jinping’s China: Keeping the Imagination Alive Under Socialism in Power’. Socialist Imaginations: Utopias, Myths, and the Masses. Eds. Stefan Arvidsson, Jakub Beneš and Anja Kirsch. London: Routledge, pp. 244-64. Book details may be found here, and an unformatted archive version here.

2019 ‘The State and Minority Nationalities (Ethnic Groups) in China’. In The Palgrave Handbook of Ethnicity. Ed. Steven Ratuva. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan (Springer), pp. 93-107. Book details may be found here, and an unformatted archive version here.

2019 ‘Multiculturalism in a Multinational State: The Case of China’. Multiculturalism and the Need for Recognition & The Border: World Configurations of the 21st Century. Eds. Anamaria Fălăuş and Ligia Tomoiagă. Bucureşti: Eikon, 75-99. Download here.

2017 社会主义 矛盾论新探 (A New Probe Into the Theory of Socialist Contradictions). 《启蒙、历史观与马克思主义辩证法》 (Enlightenment, Historical View and Marxist Dialectics). Guizhou: Guizhou renmin chubanshe, pp. 140-56. Download Chinese version here, and English translation here.

2017 马克思主义中的一股“暖流” (A “Warm Current” in the Midst of Marxism). 《启蒙、历史观与马克思主义辩证法》 (Enlightenment, Historical View and Marxist Dialectics). Guizhou: Guizhou renmin chubanshe, pp. 16-27. Download Chinese version here, and English translation here.

Journal Articles

2022 什么是比较马克思主义哲学家?——一些方法论的思考 (What Is Comparative Marxist Philosophy? Some Methodological Considerations). 《哲学家》(The Philosopher). To be published in Chinese, English pre-publication version available here.

2022 ‘Marxistisk professor: nej, Kina er ikke kapitalistisk’. Interviewed by Anders Fenger. Arbejderen 5, 1 January 2022, pp. 1-10. Also available here.

2021. ‘Socialism and the Market: Returning to the East European Debates’. New Political Economy. Online pre-publication eprint. DOI: 10.1080/13563467.2021.1926958. Preliminary copies may be downloaded here.

2021. ‘Not Some Other -ism’ – On Some Western Marxist Misrepresentations of Chinese Socialism’. Co-authored with Yan Ping. International Critical Thought 11.2: 171-189. More information here.

2021 ‘Marxistisk professor: nej, Kina er ikke kapitalistisk’. Interviewed by Anders Fenger. Arbejderen 5, 1 December 2021, pp. 1-10. Also available here.

2021 马克思主义关于社会主义治理理论的前史——马克思、恩格斯与苏联 (The Prehistory of the Marxist Theory of Socialist Governance: Marx, Engels, and the Soviet Union) 《当代中国价值观研究》 (Chinese Journal of Contemporary Values) 2021.1: 41-49. Translated by Zhang Chao and Song Liang. Download published Chinese version here, and unformatted English version here.

2021 ‘Legitime Führungsposition. Historische Leistungen, Basisdemokratie und Volkskongresse garantieren die Rechtmäßigkeit der Regierung der KP Chinas’ Junge Welt 154: 4-5 (07.07.2021). More information here.

2021. ‘The Leadership of the Communist Party of China’. Australian Marxist Review 71: 3-6. Online here, download here.

2021 ‘Domenico Losurdo in Cina: uno sguardo sulla situazione della formazione marxista e del PCC’ (Domenico Losurdo in China: An Insight Into the State of Marxist Education and the CPC). Materialismo Storico. Rivista di filosofia, storia e scienze umane 10.1: 118-43. Online version of the whole issue here, download article here.

2020. ‘Seeking a Xiaokang Society: Deng Xiaoping and the Reinterpretation of the Confucian Tradition in Chinese Marxism’. Berlin Journal of Critical Theory 4.1: 181-200. Download here.

2020. 全面建成小康社会的观念资源与现实探索 (The Conceptual Resources and Realistic Exploration of Building a Moderately Well-off Society in All Respects). 《当代中国价值观研究》 (Chinese Journal of Contemporary Values) 2020.01: 5-14. Co-authored with Zang Fengyu. Download Chinese version here, and unformatted Chinese-English bilingual version here.

2020 从伯尔尼到延安:列宁和毛泽东的理论突破 (From Berne to Yan’an: Lenin and Mao Zedong’s Theoretical Breakthroughs). 《中国延安干部学院学报》 (Journal of China Executive Leadership Academy) 13.3: 35-43 + 85. Download Chinese here. English version published in Crisis and Critique 4.2: 60-84. Download English here.

2019 人类命运共同体的理论内涵与现实价值 (The Theoretical Meaning and Real Value of the Community of Common Destiny for Humankind). Co-authored with Zang Fengyu. 《中央社会主义学院学报》 (Journal of the Central Institute of Socialism) 2019.4: 9-17. Download Chinese version here.

2019 ‘Marx’s Ambivalence: State, Proletarian Dictatorship and Commune’. International Critical Thought 9.1: 109-27. Journal information here, and unformatted archive version available here.

2018 世界各主要国家和地区研究报告:澳大利亚 (Research Reports from Major Countries and Regions of the World: Australia). 《国外马克思主义研究报告》 (Foreign Marxism Research Report), 2018: 128-43. Chinese version here.

2018 ‘Is a Socialist Civil Society Possible?’ Berlin Journal of Critical Theory 2.1: 61-82. Download here.

2018 ‘Civil Society or Bourgeois Society? An Alternative History, from Hegel to Losurdo’. Berlin Journal of Critical Theory 2.4: 5-32 Download here.

2018 ‘Blochs “Ungleichzeitigkeit” und die Widersprüche des chinesischen Sozialismus’. Das Argument: Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Sozialwissenschaften 325: 54-64. Download here.

2017 马克思主义“暖流”与中国化马克思主义 (Marxism’s ‘Warm Stream’ Within Chinese Marxism). 《社会科学季刊》 (Social Sciences Quarterly) 2017.3: 22-31. Chinese version here, and English version here.

2017 ‘After October: Towards a Theory of the Socialist State’. International Critical Thought 7.3: 309-26. Download here.

2016 ‘Marxism, Religion and the Taiping Revolution’. Historical Materialism 24.2: 3-24. Download here.

2016 ‘Concerning the “Warm Stream” within Marxism’. International Critical Thought 6.1: 13-28. Download here.

2016 ‘Chinese Christian Communism in the Early Twentieth Century’ (with Chin Kenpa). Religion, State and Society 44.2: 96-110. Download here.

2014 ‘Socialist Democracy with Chinese Characteristics’. Crisis and Critique 1.1: 47-65. Download here.

Soviet Marxism

Monographs

2017  Stalin: From Theology to the Philosophy of Socialism in Power. Beijing: Springer (262 pp.). Publisher’s details here, and further information here.

2013 Lenin, Religion and Theology. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (360 pp.). Publisher’s details here, and further information here.

Journal Articles

2018 ‘Sergei and the “Divinely Appointed” Stalin: Church-State Relations in the Soviet Union in the Lead-up to the Cold War’. Social Sciences 7.4: 1-19. Online version here, download here.

2016 ‘Stalin and Proleptic Communism’. Politics, Religion and Ideology 17.2-3: 162-71. Download here.

2016 ‘A Materialist Doctrine of Good and Evil: Stalin’s Revision of Marxist Anthropology’. Crisis and Critique 3.1: 109-54. Download here.

2016 ‘From Affirmative Action to Anti-Colonialism: Stalin and the Prehistory of Postcolonialism’. Culture, Society and Praxis 9.1: 1-10. Online version here, download here.

2015 ‘Between Vulgar and Ruptural Dialectics: Reassessing Lenin on Hegel’. International Critical Thought 5.1: 52-66. Download here.

2015 ‘Against Culturism: Reconsidering Stalin on Nation and Class’. The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review 42: 247-73. Download here.

2014 ‘Religion and Socialism: A.V. Lunacharsky and the God-Builders’. Political Theology 15.2: 188-209. Download here.

2014 ‘Lenin’s Gospels’. Biblical Interpretation 22.3: 325-45. Download here.

2014 ‘Lenin on Tolstoy: Between Imaginary Resolution and Revolutionary Christian Communism’. Science and Society 78.1: 41-60. Download here.

2013 ‘The Dilemma of Freedom of Conscience: Lenin on Religion, the National Question and the Bund’. New Politics 14.2: 61-69. Download here.

2012 列宁与福音书中的比喻 (Lenin and the Biblical Parables). 《基督教文化学刊》 (Journal for the Study of Christian Culture, Renmin University, Beijing) 27: 107-25. Translated into Chinese by Zhang Jing. Download Chinese version here, and unformatted English version here.

Western Marxism (and Religion)

Monographs

2019 Red Theology: On the Christian Communist Tradition. Studies in Critical Research on Religion. Leiden: Brill. More information here.

2014 In the Vale of Tears. Historical Materialism Book Series. Leiden and Chicago: E.J. Brill and Haymarket (391 pp.). More information here. As the final volume of the five-book series The Criticism of Heaven and Earth, it was awarded the 2014 Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize. An interview concerning the series and the prize can be found here.

2014 Marxist Criticism of the Hebrew Bible. London: Bloomsbury. Completely revised and largely rewritten version of Marxist Criticism of the Bible, 2003 (325 pp.). More information here.

2012 Criticism of Heaven: The Author’s Cut. Taipei: CCLM Publishing (748 pp.). Download here.

2012 Criticism of Earth: On Marx, Engels and Theology. Historical Materialism Book Series. Leiden and Chicago: E.J. Brill and Haymarket (391 pp.). More information here.

2019 尘世的批判. Chinese translation of Criticism of Earth, by Chen Ying. Beijing: Renmin University Press. Download here.

2010 Criticism of Theology. Historical Materialism Book Series. Leiden and Chicago: E.J. Brill and Haymarket (368 pp.). More information here.

2009 Criticism of Religion. Historical Materialism Book Series. Leiden and Chicago: E.J. Brill and Haymarket (304 pp.). More information here.

2007 Criticism of Heaven. Historical Materialism Book Series. Leiden and Chicago: E. J. Brill and Haymarket (496 pp.). More information here.

Translated into Chinese as 天国的批判(上)by Zhuang Zhenhua, and as 天国的批判(下)by Hu Jinhua and Lin Zhenhua. Taipei: CCLM Publishing, 2009 and 2010.

Translated into Danish as Kritik af Himlen: Om Marxisme og Teologi by Christina Petterson. Copenhagen: ANIS (Religionspædagogisk Centre), 2010.

Translated into Turkish as Cennetin Eleştirisi: Marksizm ve Teoloji by Melih Pekdemir. Istanbul: Ayrinti Yayinlari, 2013.

Book Chapters

2019 ‘The Christian State’. Bloomsbury Companion to Marx. Eds. Jeff Diamanti, Andrew Pendakis and Imre Szeman. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 107-19. Download here.

2018 ‘Marxism’. The Palgrave Handbook of Radical Theology. Eds. Christopher Rodkey and Jordan Miller. London: Palgrave Macmillan / Springer, pp. 695-704. Download here.

2018 ‘The Fetish’. The Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth-Century Christian Theology. Ed. Daniel Whistler. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 105-23. Download here.

2017 ‘Karl Marx (1818-1883)’. Religion and European Philosophy: Key Thinkers from Kant to Žižek. Eds. Philip Goodchild and Hollis Phelps. London: Routledge, pp. 87-100. Download here.

2017 ‘Luther im Marxismus’. Martin Luther: Ein Christ zwischen Reformen und Moderne (1517-2017). Ed. Alberto Melloni. Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 1003-15. English translation published as, ‘Luther and Marxism’, Martin Luther: A Christian between Reforms and Modernity (1517-2017). Ed. Alberto Melloni. Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 953-964. Download German here, and English here.

2016 ‘Althusser’s Religious Revolution’. Althusser and Theology: Religion, Politics and Philosophy. Ed. Agon Hamza. Leiden: Brill, pp. 18-30. Download here.

2014 ‘Marx and the Christian Logic of the Secular State’. Secularisations and Their Debates: Perspectives on the Return of Religion in the Contemporary West. Eds. Matthew Sharpe and Dylan Nicholson. Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 61-73. Download here.

2013 ‘The Privatization of Eschatology and Myth: Ernst Bloch Versus Rudolf Bultmann’. The Privatization of Hope: Ernst Bloch and the Future of Utopia. Eds. Peter Thompson and Slavoj Žižek. SIC series. Durham: Duke University Press, pp. 106-20. Download here.

Journal Articles

2020 ‘The Christian Question’. Interviewed by Chamsy el-Ojeili. Counterfutures 10: 81-99. Download here.

2015 ‘Translating Politics and Religion: A New Model’. Stasis 3.2: 10-28. Russian translation: ‘Perevod politiki i religii: novaia model’’. Stasis 3.2: 30-51. Download English here, and Russian here.

2015 走向无伦理学的反叛 (Towards Unethical Insurgency). 《马克思主义与现实》 (Marxism and Reality) 2015.1: 131-38. English version published in Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture & Society 25.1 (2012): 38-51. Download Chinese version here, and English version here.

2014 当代批评理论和西方神学 (Contemporary Critical Theory and Western Theology). 《比较文学与世界文学》 (Comparative Literature and World Literature), December 2014: 99-113. Translated into Chinese by Qin Lanjun. Published by Peking University Press. Download Chinese version here, and unformatted English version here.

2014 启示与革命一恩格斯和末日启示 (Revelation and Revolution: Friedrich Engels and the Apocalypse). 《基督教文化学刊》 (Journal for the Study of Christian Culture, Renmin University, Beijing) 32 (2014): 109-37. Translated by Zhang Jing. Download Chinese version here, and English version here.

2014 当代批评理论和西方神学:以Kairós为例 (Contemporary Critical Theory and Western Theology: Taking the Example of Kairós). 《比较文学与世界文学》 (Comparative Literature and World Literature), 2014.02: 99-113. Translated into Chinese by Qin Lanjun. Published by Peking University Press. Download Chinese here., and unformatted English version here.

2014 ‘“All Things Are in Common”: Theology and Politics in Luther Blissett’s Q’. International Socialism: A Quarterly Journal of Socialist Theory 141 (Winter): 139-59. Online version available here.

2013 ‘Revolution in the Event: The Problem of Kairós’. Theory, Culture and Society 30.2: 116-34. Download here.

2013 马克思,恩格斯与宗教 (Marx, Engels and Religion). 《陕西师范大学学报(哲学社会科学版)》(Journal of Shaanxi Normal University (Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition)) 2013.02: 111-15. Translated by Li Hua. Download Chinese here.

2013 ‘A Totality of Ruins: Adorno on Kierkegaard’. Cultural Critique 83 (Winter): 1-30. Download here.

2012 ‘The Immeasurably Creative Politics of Job: Antonio Negri and the Bible’. Sub-Stance 129 (41.3): 93-108. Download here.

2011 西方马克思主义与死亡 (Western Marxism and Death). 《基督教文化学刊》 (Journal for the Study of Christian Culture, Renmin University, Beijing) 26: 231-49. Translated into Chinese by Wang Ruocun. Download Chinese version here, and unformatted English version here.

2011 ‘Theology and the Event: The Ambivalence of Alain Badiou’. Heythrop Journal 52.2: 234-59. Download here.

2011 ‘Marxism and Eschatology Reconsidered’. Mediations 25.1: 39-60. Download here.

2011 马克思主义与宗教——关于两者之相互关系的一个最新考察 (Marxism and Religion Today – A Survey). 《国外马克思主义报告》(Foreign Marxism Research Report, Fudan University, Shanghai) 2011: 318-30. Translated into Chinese by Zhang Shuangli. Download Chinese version here, and unformatted English version here.

2011 ‘Kapitalfetisch: “The Religion of Everyday Life”’. International Critical Thought 1.4: 416-26. Download here.

2010 ‘That Hideous Pagan Idol: Marx, Fetishism and Graven Images’. Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory 38:1 (93): 93-116. Download here.

2009 马克思主义与宗教 (Marxism and Religion) 《国外理论动态》 (Foreign Theoretical Trends) 2009.12: 27-34. Download Chinese version here, and English version here.

Marxist Economics of the Ancient World

Monographs

2017 Time of Troubles: A New Economic Framework for Early Christianity. Co-authored with Christina Petterson. Minneapolis: Fortress (252 pp.). More information here.

2015 The Sacred Economy of Ancient Israel. Library of Ancient Israel. Louisville: Westminster John Knox (328 pp.). More information here.

2014 Idols of Nations: Biblical Myth at the Origins of Capitalism. Co-authored with Christina Petterson. Minneapolis: Fortress (207 pp.). More information here.

Book Chapters

2019 ‘Hand of the Master: Of Slaveholders and the Slave Relation’. Co-authored with Christina Petterson. Class Struggle and the New Testament. Ed. Robert Myles. Lanham: Lexington, pp. 139-52. Download here.

2014 ‘Economics’. Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Bible and Ethics. Ed. Steven McKenzie. Oxford: Oxford University Press, vol. 1, pp. 200-207. Download here.

2013 ‘Materialist Criticism’. Oxford Encyclopaedia of Biblical Interpretation, Vol. 1. Ed. Steven McKenzie. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 550-58. Download here.

2013 ‘Class Criticism’. Oxford Encyclopaedia of Biblical Interpretation, Vol. 1. Ed. Steven L. McKenzie. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 112-21. Download here.

Journal Articles

2019 ‘Those Feet in Ancient Times: From Slave to Land (via Allegory)’. Co-authored with Christina Petterson. Annali del storia dell’ exegesi 36.1: 55-74. Download here.

2017 ‘Reconsidering Debt Remission in Light of the Ancient World’. Continental Thought and Theory 1.2: 293-305. Download here.

2016 庄园制与村社制: 论古代以色列神圣经济 (Estates and Village Communes: On the Sacred Economy of Ancient Israel) 《圣经文学研究》 (Journal for the Study of Biblical Literature) 13: 1-14. Translated by Hou Linmei. Download Chinese published version here, and unformatted English version here.

2016 谁之危机?—对古代西南亚历史范型的再思考 (Crisis for Whom? Reconsidering Historical Models of Ancient Southwest Asia). 《圣经文学研究》 (Journal for the Study of Biblical Literature) 12: 45-61. Translated into Chinese by He Guijian. Download Chinese version here, and unformatted English version here.

2015 西方马克思主义圣经研究方法 (Western Marxist Approaches to the Bible). 《圣经文学研究》 (Journal for the Study of Biblical Literature) 10: 122-36. Translated into Chinese by Li Panpan. Download Chinese version here, and unformatted English version here.

2015 圣经之于马克思主义的永恒魅力 (The Perpetual Allure of the Bible for Marxism). 《圣经文学研究》 (Journal for the Study of Biblical Literature) 11: 1-27. Translated by Hou Linmei. Download Chinese version here, and English version here.

2014 朱莉亚·克里斯蒂娃、马克思及特立独行的保罗 (Julia Kristeva, Marx and the Singularity of Paul). 《圣经文学研究》 (Journal for the Study of Biblical Literature) 9: 198-228. Translated by He Guijuan. Download Chinese version here, and English version here.

2014 特里·伊格尔顿:《路得记》中的阶级斗争 (The Class Struggles of Ruth). 《圣经文学研究》 (Journal for the Study of Biblical Literature) 8: 297-325. Translated into Chinese by Zhang Jing. Download Chinese version here, and unformatted English version here.

2014 古典主义的神话 (On the Myth of Classicism). 《基督教文化学刊》 (Journal for the Study of Christian Culture, Renmin University, Beijing) 31: 131-51. Translated into Chinese by Zhang Jing. Download Chinese version here.

2011 西方马克思主义与希伯来圣经阐释 (Western Marxism and the Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible). 《圣经文学研究》 (Journal for the Study of Biblical Literature) 5: 127-50. Translated by Xun Chunmei. Download Chinese version here, and English version here.

2010 西方马克思主义圣经批评二十五历史回顾 (Twenty Five Years of Marxist Biblical Criticism). 《基督教文化学刊》 (Journal for the Study of Christian Culture, Renmin University, Beijing) 24: 56-86. Download Chinese version here, and English version here.