A collection of chapters on aging in various cultures, co-edited with Pamela T. Amoss. Stanford University Press, 1981. An ethnography of social organization and social change in a village in Taipei County, Taiwan. Based on fieldwork in 1972-73 and again in 1978. University of Washington Press, 1982. A collection of chapters on the different ways in which gender symbolism in religion relates to gender in various societies, co-edited with Caroline W. Bynum and Paula Richman. The result of a faculty seminar on Comparative Religion at the University of Washington. Beacon Press, 1986 [Out of Print].
A collection of papers about violence at different times and among different social groups in China, co-edited with Jonathan N. Lipman. SUNY Press, 1990. Papers by eleven anthropologists and sociologists who have done field research on Chinese families in the 1980s and 1990s, showing how Chinese families have changed during China's Reform era. Includes both rural and urban case studies Co-edited with Deborah Davis University of California Press, 1993. Papers by American and Taiwanese scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, originally presented at a joint Taiwan-American conference on cultural change in Taiwan. Includes material on policy, identity, everyday life, and the arts and literature. Co-edited with Huang Chun-chieh. Westview Press, 1994 [Out of Print].
Chapters by ten anthropologists and a political scientist about the ways in which various peoples living on the periphery of Chinese civilization relate to China's "civilizing center." University of Washington Press, 1995. The most technical thing I have ever edited, consisting of papers about how to use historical sources, particularly genealogies, to reconstruct the demography of China from the Song to the Qing dynasties. University of California Press, 1996. A 599-page tome (should have written one more page) presenting my ideas on how to account for variation across time and space in human family organization. Took 17 years to write it. Westview Press, 1997.
A companion volume to the exhibit, "Mountain Patterns", co-curated with Bamo Qubumo and Ma Erzi, which ran at the Burke Museum in 2000. University of Washington Press, 2000. Field Studies of Ethnic Identity: Yi Communities in Southwest China. 12 Articles on Yi Studies, translated by Bamo Ayi and Qumo Tiexi. 广西人民出版社 Guangxi People's Press, 2000. Papers from Yi and foreign scholars, originally presented at the First International Yi Studies Conference, Seattle, 1995 University of California Press, 2001.
A regional ethnography of how different ethnic groups interact with each other in the Liangshan region, based on short-term fieldwork in many different communities. University of Washington Press, 2001. A series of interwoven chapters by three anthropologists, one foreign and two native, about their fieldwork experiences individually and together in China and America. University of Washington Press, 2001.