“Quasi-Metaphoricity and the Turning Force of Alterity,” in Dilip Gaonkar and Keith Topper (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Rhetoric and Political Theory (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017).
“Emergence: Dissensus in a Global Field of Instrumentality,” in Scott Durham and Dilip Gaonkar (eds.), Distributions of the Sensible: Rancière, Between Aesthetics and Politics (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, forthcoming 2016).
“Representing the Sinophone, Truly: On Tsai Ming-liang’s I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone,” in David Der-wei Wang, A New Literary History of Modern China (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, forthcoming 2016).
“World Against Globe: Toward a Normative Conception of World Literature,” New Literary History, Vol. 45, no. 3 (Summer 2014), pp. 303-329.
“Entering the Silkworm’s World: A Response to Xu Bing,” in Yeewan Koon (ed.), It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing (Hong Kong: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 2014), pp. 98-101.
“Of Other Worlds to Come,” in Sven Trakulhun and Ralph Weber (eds.), Delimiting Modernities: Conceptual Challenges and Regional Responses (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015), pp. 3-23.
“Second Generation Human Rights as Bio-political Rights,” in Costas Douzinas and Conor Gearty (eds.), The Meaning(s) of Human Rights (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), pp. 215-232.
“Human Rights and the Material Making of Humanity: A Response to Samuel Moyn’s The Last Utopia,” Qui Parle, Vol. 22, no. 1 (Fall/Winter 2013), pp. 55-62.
“The Biopolitics of Recognition: Making Female Subjects of Globalization,” Boundary 2, Vol. 40, no. 2 (Summer 2013), pp. 81-112.
-Shorter version in Jason Potts and Daniel Stout (eds.), Theory Aside (Durham: Duke University Press, 2014), pp. 117-142.
“Political Bodies without Organs: On Hegel’s Ideal State and Deleuzian Micropolitics,” in Jim Vernon and Karen Houle (eds.), Hegel and Deleuze: Together Again for the First Time (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2013), pp. 97-114.
“World as Picture and Ruination: On Jia Zhangke’s Still Life as World Cinema,” in Carlos Rojas and Eileen Chow (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinemas (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 190-208.
“To Open: Hospitality and Alienation,” in Thomas Claviez (ed.), The Conditions of Hospitality: Ethics, Politics, and Aesthetics on the Threshold of the Possible (New York: Fordham University Press, 2013), pp. 57-80.
“The Physico-Material Bases of Cosmopolitanism,” in Sigal R. Ben-Porath and Rogers Smith (eds.), Varieties of Sovereignty and Citizenship (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013), pp. 189-210.
“Acceptable Uses of People,” in Mark Goodale (ed.), Human Rights at the Crossroads (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 210-225.
“‘The World is Watching’: The Mediatic Structure of Cosmopolitanism,” Journalism Studies, special issue on cosmopolitanism and the new news media, Vol. 14, Issue 2 (2013), pp. 219-231.
– Reprinted in Lilie Chouliaraki and Bolette Blaagaard (eds.), Cosmopolitanism and the New News Media (London and New York: Routledge, 2014), pp. 72-82.
“Entering the World from an Oblique Angle: On Jia Zhangke as an Organic Intellectual,” in Baidik Bhattacharya and Neelam Srivasta (eds.), The Postcolonial Gramsci (London: Routledge, 2012), pp. 137-164.
“Power over Life/Power of Life: What is a Non-organizational Politics?” in Alain Brossat, Yuan-Horng Chu, Rada Ivekovic and Joyce C.H. Liu (eds.), Biopolitics, Ethics and Subjectivation (Paris: Éditions l’Harmattan, 2011), pp. 11-34.
“Capitalizing Humanity: The Global Disposition of People and Things,” in Shelly Feldman, Charles Geisler, and Gayatri Menon (eds.), Accumulating Insecurity: Violence and Dispossession in the Making of Everyday Life (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011), pp. 298-319.
“Female Subjects of Globalization,” in Anne-Emmanuelle Berger and Eleni Varikas (eds.), Genre et Postcolonialité. Approches transnationales contemporaines (Paris: Editions des Archives Contemporaines, 2010), pp. 215-227.
Reprinted in special issue of International Journal of Okinawan Studies on Women and Globalization, edited by Kazuko Takemura, Vol. 2, no. 2 (Spring 2012), pp. 81-94.
“Global Dreams and Nightmares: The Underside of Hong Kong as a Global City in Fruit Chan’s Hollywood, Hong Kong,” in Kam Louie (ed.), Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2010), pp. 193-211.
“Necessary Strangers: Law’s Hospitality in the Age of Global Migration,” in Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas and Martha Umphrey (eds.), Law and the Stranger (Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2010), pp. 21-64.
“The Material World of Comparison,” in special issue of New Literary History on comparison, edited by Rita Felski and Susan Stanford Friedman, Vol. 40, no. 3 (Fall 2009), pp. 523-545, published 2010.
– Reprinted in Rita Felski and Susan Stanford Friedman (eds.), Comparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), pp. 168-190.
“Non-Dialectical Materialism,” in special issue of Diacritics on Derrida and Democracy, Vol. 38, nos. 1-2 (Spring-Summer 2008), pp. 143-157, published 2009.
– Reprinted in Samantha Frost and Diana Coole (eds.) New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency, and Politics (Durham: Duke University Press, 2010), pp. 70-91.
“Introduction: Derrida and the Time of the Political” (with Suzanne Guerlac), in Derrida and the Time of the Political (eds.), Pheng Cheah and Suzanne Guerlac (Durham: Duke University Press, 2009), pp. 1-37.
“The Untimely Secret of Democracy,” in Derrida and the Time of the Political (eds.), Pheng Cheah and Suzanne Guerlac (Durham: Duke University Press, 2009), pp. 74-96.
“What is a World? On World Literature as Cosmopolitanism,” special issue of Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on cosmopolitanism, Vol. 137, no. 3 (Summer 2008), pp. 26-38.
– Reprinted in Routledge Handbook of Cosmopolitan Studies, (ed.), Gerard Delanty (Routledge, 2012), pp. 138-149.
“Cultures and Religions of Liberalism in a Global Era,” in David Held and Henrietta Moore (eds.), Cultural Politics in a Global Age: Uncertainty, Solidarity and Innovation (Oxford: One World Publications, 2008), pp. 140-147.
“Fantasies of ‘Chinese-ness’ and the Traffic in Women from Mainland China to Hong Kong in Fruit Chan’s Durian Durian,” in Helen Siu (ed.), Merchants’ Daughters: Women, Commerce, and Regional Culture in South China (Hong Kong University Press, 2009), pp. 259-272.
– Reprinted in Chris Berry (ed.), Chinese Cinema: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies, Volume 4 (Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge, 2013), pp. 3-16.
– Reprinted in Michael Peters and Alicia de Alba, Subjects in Process: Diversity, Mobility, and the Politics of Subjectivity in the 21st Century (Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2012), pp. 69-82.
– Earlier version published as “Another Diaspora: Chineseness and the Traffic in Women in Fruit Chan’s Durian Durian”, in Andrea Riemenschnitter and Deborah L. Madsen (eds.), Diasporic Histories: Cultural Archives of Chinese Transnationalism (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2009), pp. 159-69.
– Earlier draft in proceedings of Asia/Cinema/Network: Industry, Technology and Film Culture Conference, Korean Film Council and Pusan International Film Festival (2005): 231-41
“Crises of Money,” special issue of Positions: East Asia Culture Critique on War, Capital, Trauma, Vol. 16, no. 1 (Spring 2008), pp. 189-219.
– Revised version in Francoise Lionnet and Shih Shu-mei (eds.), The Creolization of Theory (Durham: Duke University Press, 2011), pp. 83-111.
“Biopower and the New International Division of Reproductive Labor,” Boundary 2, Vol. 34, no. 1 (Spring 2007), pp. 79-113.
– Longer version published in ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’ – The History of an Idea, (ed.) Rosalind Carmel Morris (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010), pp. 179-212.
“Humanity in the Field of Instrumentality,” PMLA, Vol. 121, no. 5 (October 2006), pp. 1552-57.
“Cosmopolitanism,” special issue on Problematizing Global Knowledge, (eds.) Mike Featherstone, Couze Venn, Ryan Bishop and John Phillips, Theory Culture and Society, Vol. 23, nos. 1-2 (Feb-April 2006), pp. 486-96.
– Reprinted in The Ashgate Research Companion to Cosmopolitanism, (eds.) Maria Rovisco and Magdalena Nowicka (London: Ashgate, 2011), pp. 211-224.
– Abridged version reprinted in Die Interkulturalitäts-debatte: Leit- und Streitbegriffe/Intercultural Discourse – Key and Contested Concepts, (eds.), Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach, Gita Dharampal-Frick and Minou Friele (Freiburg: Karl Alber Verlag, 2012), pp. 298-304.
“The Future of Nationalist Appropriation,” Accelerating Possession: Global Futures of Property and Personhood, (eds.) Bill Maurer and Gabriele Schwab (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006), pp. 45-75.
“Living Time: A Response to Frederic Worms and Keith Ansell-Pearson,” section on ‘Bergson: Thinking in Time,’ Modern Language Notes, Vol. 120, no. 5 (Winter 2005), pp 1128-32.
“Obscure Gifts: On Jacques Derrida,” special issue on Derrida’s Gift, (eds.) Elizabeth Weed and Ellen Rooney, differences, Vol. 16, no. 3 (Fall 2005), pp. 41-51.
“Human Freedom and the Technic of Nature: Culture and Organic Life in Kant’s Third Critique,” differences, special issue on More Humanism, Vol. 14, no. 2 (Summer 2003), pp. 1-26.
“‘Affordance,’ or Vulnerable Freedom,” Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 28, no. 4 (July 2002), pp. 451-62.
– Reprinted in Renée J. Heberle and Benjamin Pryor (eds.), Imagining Law: On Drucilla Cornell (Albany: SUNY Press, 2008), pp. 201-212.
“The Rationality of Life. On the Organismic Metaphor of the State,” Radical Philosophy, no. 112, March/April 2002, pp. 9-24.
“Spectrality and Reincarnation: Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s Buru Quartet as Historical Memory,” in Imagining the Past, Remembering the Future: War, Violence and Memory in Asia, (ed.) Maria Serena I. Diokno (Japan Foundation Asia Center and University of Philippines: Quezon City, 2001), 131-44.
“Universal Areas: Asian Studies in a World in Motion,” Traces, Vol. 1, no. 1 (2001): 37-70 (also in Korean, Japanese and Chinese translations).
– Abridged version in John Hawley and Revathi Krishnaswamy (eds.), The Postcolonial and the Global (University of Minnesota Press, 2008), pp. 54-68.
“Grounds of Comparison,” Diacritics, Vol. 29, no. 4, Winter 1999, 3-18.
“Reflections on Globalization and the (In)human,” in Social Insecurity, (eds.) Len Guenther and Cornelius Heesters, Alphabet City, No. 7, 2000, 60-62.
“Chinese Cosmopolitanism in Two Senses and Postcolonial National Memory,” Cosmopolitan Geographies: New Locations of Literature and Culture. Selected Papers of the English Institute, (ed.), Vinay Dharwadker (New York: Routledge, 2000), 133-169.
Chinese translation in Shijie (Horizons, Beijing), no. 4, 2001, 37-53.
Also reprinted as Morrison Library Lecture, U.C. Berkeley.
“Spectral Nationality: The Living-on of the Postcolonial Nation in Neocolonial Globalization,” in Boundary 2, Vol. 26, no. 3, Fall 1999, 225-252.
– Reprinted in Becomings: Explorations in Time, Memory and Futures, (ed.), Elizabeth Grosz (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999), pp. 176-200.
– Excerpt reprinted in Globalization: A Reader, (ed.), Charles Lemert, Anthony Elliott, Daniel Chaffee, Eric Hsu (London: Routledge, 2010), pp. 386-389.
“Of Being-Two,” (with Elizabeth Grosz), Diacritics, Vol. 28, no. 1, Spring 1998, 3-18.
– Reprinted in Futures of Critical Theory: Dream of Difference, (ed.), Michael Peters (New Jersey: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003), pp. 169-186.
“Given Culture: Rethinking Cosmopolitical Freedom in Transnationalism,” Boundary 2, Vol. 24, no. 2, Summer 1997, 157-197.
– Reprinted in Cosmopolitics – Thinking and Feeling Beyond the Nation, (eds.), Pheng Cheah and Bruce Robbins (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998), pp. 290-328.
“The Cosmopolitical—Today,” Introduction to Cosmopolitics – Thinking and Feeling Beyond the Nation, (eds.), Pheng Cheah and Bruce Robbins (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998), 20-41.
– Earlier version published in Public Policy (the Philippines), special issue on Globalization in Turmoil, no. 2, 1998 (January-March), 106-130.
“Posit(ion)ing Human Rights in the Current Global Conjuncture,” Public Culture, Vol. 9, no. 2, Winter 1997, 233-266.
Reprinted in Transnational Asia Pacific: Gender, Culture and the Public Sphere, (eds.), Shirley Lim, Wimal Dissanayake and Larry Smith (University of Illinois Press, 1999), pp. 11-42.
“Mattering,” Diacritics, Vol. 26, no. 1, Spring 1996, 108-139.
“The Body of the Law: Notes Toward a Theory of Corporeal Justice,” (with Elizabeth Grosz), in Thinking Through the Body of the Law, (eds.), Pheng Cheah, David Fraser and Judith Grbich (Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1996 and New York: New York University Press, 1996), 3-25.
“Bodies and Law,” (with David Fraser and Judith Grbich), Introduction to Thinking Through the Body of the Law, (eds.), Pheng Cheah, David Fraser and Judith Grbich (Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1996 and New York: New York University Press, 1996), xi-xix.
“Violent Light: The Idea of Publicness in Modern Philosophy and in Global Neocolonialism,” Social Text, no. 43, Fall 1995, 163-190.
“Sexual Difference, Cultural Difference: Body and History (in Gallop),” in Jill Julius Matthews (ed.), Jane Gallop Seminar Papers, Humanities Research Centre Monograph Series no. 7 (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1994), 131-146.
“Stagings of the Margin: The Limits of Critical Race Theory,” The Australian Feminist Law Journal, Vol. 2, March 1994, 13-35.
“The Law of/as Rape: Poststructuralism and the Framing of the Legal Text,” Law in Context, Vol. 9, no. 2, 1991, 117-129.
– Partially reprinted in Peter D. Rush and Stanley M. H. Yeo (eds.), Criminal Law Sourcebook (Sydney: Butterworths, 2000), 255-259.
Interviews, Book Reviews and Roundtables
“That which cannot be recognized as human: interview with Pheng Cheah on cosmopolitanism, nationalism and human rights in contemporary globalization” Theory, Culture and Society Blog, 2011, http://theoryculturesociety.blogspot.com/2011/03/ interview-with-pheng-cheah-on.html.
“Pheng Cheah Interview,” in H.L. Hix, God Bless: A Political /Poetic Discourse Mediated by H.L. Hix (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.: Etruscan Press, 2007), 161-69.
“Discourses of Nationalism and Transnationalism in Political Mobilization,” Roundtable with Craig Calhoun, Raka Ray, and Peter Evans, Berkeley Journal of Sociology, vol. 47, 2003, 170-185.
“The Future of Sexual Difference: An Interview with Judith Butler and Drucilla Cornell,” (with Elizabeth Grosz), Diacritics, Vol. 28, no. 1, Spring 1998, 19-42.
“Interview. Situations of Value: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak on Feminism and Cultural Work in a Neocolonial Postcolonial Conjuncture,” Australian Feminist Studies, no. 17, Autumn 1993, 141-161.
Review of Anthony Woodwiss, Globalisation, Human Rights and Labour Law in Pacific Asia, American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 105, no. 4, January 2000, 1202-1204.
“Interpretation, Translation, Multicultural Recognition: Some Limits,” review essay, The Australian Feminist Law Journal, Vol. 6, March 1996, 185-192.
Review Essay. Drucilla Cornell, Beyond Accommodation – Ethical Feminism, Deconstruction and the Law, Sydney Law Review, Vol. 15, no. 1, March 1993, 101-111.
“Fabricated Reality,” review of Rosalyn Diprose and Robyn Ferrell (eds.), Cartographies – Poststructuralism and the Mapping of Bodies and Spaces and Alan Cholodenko (ed.), The Illusion of Life – Essays on Animation, Editions Review, no. 13, January/February 1992, 23-24.