2021 Wu, Weiping and Gaubatz, Piper. The Chinese City, 2nd Edition (Routledge Press) 367 pages.
2013 Wu, Weiping and Gaubatz, PiperThe Chinese City  (Routledge Press) 314 pages.
1996 Gaubatz, Piper. Beyond the Great Wall: Urban Form and Transformation on the Chinese Frontiers (Stanford: Stanford University Press) 366 pages.
2020 Gaubatz, Piper and Hanink, Dean. “Learning from Taiyuan: Chinese Cities as Urban Sustainability Laboratories. Geography and Sustainability. 1(2): 118-126. Doi: 10.1016/j.geosus.2020.06.004
2019 Gaubatz, Piper. “New China Square: Chinese public space in developmental, environmental and social contexts,” Journal of Urban Affairs, 28 pp. DOI:10.1080/07352166.2019.1619459
2017 Lin, Sainan* and Gaubatz, Piper, “Socio-spatial Segregation in China and Migrants’ Everyday Life Experiences: the Case of Wenzhou,” Urban Geography, 38 (7): 1019-p1038, DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2016.1182287 (*PhD advisee).
2015 Lin, Sainan* and Gaubatz, Piper, “New Wenzhou: Migration, Metropolitan Spatial Development and Modernity in a Third-tier Chinese Model City,” Habitat International, 50: 214-225. (*PhD advisee).
2012 Wu, Weiping and Piper Gaubatz*, “China’s Urban Transformation,” European Financial Review, August-September 2012: 53-57. (*co-equal corresponding authors).
2008 Gaubatz, Piper. “New Public Space in Urban China: Fewer Walls, More Malls in Beijing, Shanghai and Xining,” China Perspectives, 76(4): 72-83.
2008 Gaubatz, Piper. “Les Nouveaux Espaces Publics en Chine Urbaine,” Perspectives Chinoises,105(4):78-90.
2008 Gaubatz, Piper. “Xining’s Wangfujing?  Commercial Redevelopment, Globalization and Regional Inequality in Urban China,” Eurasian Geography and Economics, 49(2): 1-20.
2008 Gaubatz, Piper. “Cong Beijijng, Shanghai, Guangzhou deng Chengshi de Xingtai Gaibian Guocheng Kan Zhongguo Chengshi Xingtai, Jiegou de Zhuanbian,” (China’s Urban Transformation: Patterns and Processes of Morphological Chang es in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou) Xiandai Chengshi Yanjiu (Contemporary Urban Research), 4: 27-43.
2007 Gaubatz, Piper. “The Potential for Chinese Urban Morphology,” Urban Morphology, 11(2): 147-149.
2002 Gaubatz, Piper. “Looking West Toward Mecca: Islamic Enclaves in Chinese Frontier Cities,” Built Environment, 28(3): 231-248.
1999 Gaubatz, Piper. “Understanding Chinese Urban Form: Contexts for Interpreting Continuity and Change,” Built Environment, 24(4): 251-270.
1999 Gaubatz, Piper. “China’s Urban Transformation: Patterns and Processes of Morphological Change in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou,” Urban Studies 36(9): 1495-1521.
1998 Gaubatz, Piper. “Mosques and Markets: Traditional Urban Form on China’s Northwestern Frontiers,” Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, 9(11): 7-22.
1995 Gaubatz, Piper. “Changing Beijing,” Geographical Review 85(1): 79-96.
Book Chapters:
2020 Gaubatz, Piper and Edgington, David, “East Asian Cities,” in Hays-Mitchell, Maureen, Graybill, Jessica, et al, Cities of the World, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 7th edition.
2019 Gaubatz, Piper. “China’s Urban Public Space in Comparative Perspective: Grand Squares and Everyday Life in Dalian,” Rebecca Clothey and Richardson Dilworth, eds. China’s Urban Future and the Quest for Stability, McGill-Queen’s University Press.
2014 Gaubatz, Piper. “Frontiers of Chinese Urbanization,” in Christopher Lee, ed. Common Frameworks: Rethinking the Developmental City in China, Part 2.  Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
2007 Gaubatz, Piper. “Quanqiuhua yu Zhongguo Chengshi Zhongxin Shangwuqu de Fazhan, yi Beijing, Shanghai he Guangzhou weili,” (Globalization and China’s Urban Central Business District Development, using the examples of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou) in Wu, F., Ma, W., and Zhang, J., eds. Zhongguo Chengshi de Zhuanxing yu Zhonggou” (Transition and Restructuring of Chinese Cities) Nanjing: Southeastern Univ. Press, pp. 90-102.
2005 Gaubatz, Piper. “Globalization and the Development of New Central Business Districts in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou,” in F. Wu and L. Ma, eds. Restructuring the Chinese City: Changing Society, Economy and Space, New York: Routledge Press, pp. 98-121.
2004 Gaubatz, Piper. “Community, History, and Modernity in Japan and the U.S.: Toyokawa and Cupertino in the Late Twentieth Century,” in Stanilov, Kiril and Scheer, Brenda, eds. Suburban Form: an International Perspective, London: Routledge Press, pp. 17-37.
2003 Gaubatz, Piper. “Planning the Chinese City: Vision, Implementation and Form,” in Petruccioli, Attilio, Michele Stella, and Giuseppe Strappa, eds. The Planned City? Vol 3. Bari, Italy: Uniongrafica Corcelli Editrice, pp. 805-810.
1995 Gaubatz, Piper. “Urban Transformation in Post-Mao China: Impacts of the Reform Era on China’s Urban Form,” Davis, D., Kraus, R., Naughton, B. and Perry, E., eds.  Urban Spaces in Contemporary China, The Potential for Autonomy and Community in Post-Mao China Woodrow Wilson Center, Cambridge Univ Press, pp. 28-60.
Book Reviews:
2006 review of The Form of Cities: Political Economy and Urban Design by Alexander R. Cuthbert, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK, 2006 in Urban Morphology 11(1):
2004 review of Hsieh, Chiao Min and Lu, Max (2003) Changing China: a Geographic Appraisal.  China Quarterly, Fall 2004, pp. 1107-1108..
2003 review of Miao, Pu, Public Places in Asia Pacific Cities: Current Issues and Strategies in China Review International , 9(1): 196-198.
review of Xu, Yinong, The Chinese City in Space and Time, in Urban Morphology, 7(12): 128-130.
2001 review of  Zhu, Jieming, The Transition of China’s Urban Development, in Urban Studies 38(7): 1189-1190.
1998 review of P.P. Karan and Kristin Stapleton, eds. The Japanese City, in Geographical Review, 88(1):160-161.
1996 review of Søren Clausen and Stig Thøgersen The Making of a Chinese City: History and Historiography in Harbin in China Review International 3(2): 384-387.
Other Publications:
2008 “Housing Under the Go-West Policy: an Analysis of Housing Development and Affordability inChina’s Western Cities” China Planning Network ppt2008/7.15/Piper%20Gaubatz.pdf
“Grasslands of China” in The Berkshire Encyclopedia of China
Gaubatz, Piper. and Stevens, Stan. “Transforming a ‘Seaof Grass’: Urbanization, Nomadic Pastoralism, and Agricultural Colonization on the Sino/Manchu-Mongolian Frontier, 1550-1937”,, 54 pp.
2006 Gaubatz, Piper. and Stevens, Stan. “Transforming a ‘Sea of Grass’: Urbanization, Nomadic Pastoralism, and Agricultural Colonization on the Sino/Manchu-Mongolian Frontier, 1550-1937” paper presented at the Yale Agrarian Studies Colloquium and posted on the Yale Agrarian Studies website (,
54 pp.
2000 Obituary:  “James E. Vance, Jr., 1925-1999” Urban Morphology, 4(1), pp. 20-21.