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Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters

Zinda, John A. and Zhiming Zhang. Forthcoming. Explaining Heterogeneous Afforestation Outcomes: How Community Officials and Households Mediate Tree Cover Change in China. World Development. Accepted 6 May 2019.

Zinda, John A. and Zhiming Zhang. 2018. Stabilizing Forests and Communities: Accommodative Buffering within China’s Collective Forest Tenure Reform. The China Quarterly 235: 828-848.

Zinda, John A., Yifei Li, and John Liu. 2018. China’s Summons for Environmental Sociology. Current Sociology 66(6): 867-885.

Zinda, John A. and Zhiming Zhang. 2018. Land Tenure Legacies, Household Life Cycles, and Livelihood Strategies in Upland China. Rural Sociology 83(1): 51-80.

Zhang, Zhiming, John A. Zinda, and Wenqing Li. 2017. Forest Transitions in Chinese Villages: Explaining Community-Level Variation under the Returning Farmland to Forest Program. Land Use Policy 64: 245-257.

Zinda, John A. 2017. Tourism Dynamos: Selective Commodification and Developmental Conservation in China’s Protected Areas. Geoforum 78: 141-152.

Zinda, John A., Christine J. Trac, and Stevan Harrell. 2017. Dual-Function Forests in the Returning Farmland to Forest Program and the Flexibility of Environmental Policy in China. Geoforum 78: 119-132.

Chen, Jia-Ching, John A. Zinda, and Emily Yeh. 2017. Recasting the Rural: State, Society and Environment in Contemporary China. Geoforum 78: 83-88.

Chen, Jia-Ching, John A. Zinda, and Emily Yeh, eds. Recasting the Rural: State, Society, and Space in Contemporary China. Themed issue of Geoforum.

Lazos, Elena, John A. Zinda, Christine Negra, Aoife Bennett-Curry, Gillian Bloomfield, Patricia Balvanera, and Catherine Lindell. 2016. Stakeholders and Tropical Reforestation: Challenges, Tradeoffs, and Strategies in Dynamic Environments. Biotropica 48(6): 900-914.

Zinda, John A., Jianmei Yang, Ximing Xue, and Hai Cheng 2014. Varying Impacts of Tourism Participation on Natural Resource Use in Communities in Southwest China. Human Ecology 42(5): 739-751.

Zinda, John A. 2014. Making National Parks in Yunnan: Shifts and Struggles within the Ecological State. Pp. 105-128 in Yeh, Emily and Coggins, Christopher, eds. Mapping Shangrila: Contested Landscapes in the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Zinda, John A. 2012. Hazards of Collaboration: Local State Co-optation of a New Protected Area Model in Southwest China. Society & Natural Resources 25(4): 384-399.

Van Den Hoek, Jamon, Jill Baumgartner, Elena Doucet-Beer, Tim Hildebrandt, Brian Robinson, and John Zinda. 2012. Understanding the Challenges and Rewards of Social-Ecological Research in China. Society & Natural Resources 25(12):1324-1329.

Nelson, Fred, Elisa Collins, Alain Frechette, Cynthia Koenig, Mosé Jones-Yellin, Brihannala Morgan, Gita Ramsay, Gautam Rao, Claudia Rodriguez, Zewdie Jotte Tulu, Cristy Watkins, and John Zinda. 2008. Preservation or Degradation: Communal Management and Ecological Change in a Southeast Michigan forest. Biodiversity and Conservation 17(1): 2757-2722.

Additional Publications

Zinda, John A. 2018. Managing the Anthropocene: The Labour of Environmental Regeneration. Made in China Journal 3(4): 62-67.

Book Reviews

Zinda, John A. 2017. Review of China’s peasant agriculture and rural society: Changing paradigms of farming, by Jan Douwe van der Ploeg and Jingzhong Ye. The Journal of Peasant Studies, forthcoming.

Zinda, John A. 2014. Review of China’s disappearing countryside: towards sustainable land governance for the poor – by Yongjun Zhao. The Journal of Peasant Studies 41(3):437-440.

Zinda, John A. 2010. Review of Chen Village: Revolution to Globalization – by Anita Chan, Richard Madsen, and Jonathan Unger. Rural Sociology 75:528-530.