He is the author of five books and has published over thirty English articles in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, Governance, Public Administration, Policy Studies Journal, The China Quarterly, Policy Sciences, Public Management Review, Environmental and Planning C, Administration & Society, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Asian Survey, Energy Policy, and other international journals and dozens of articles in Chinese journals such as Social Sciences in China, Sociological Studies, and Management World, which are highly prestigious academic journals in respective field in China.
1.Zhu, Xufeng, The Politics of Expertise in China. London and New York: Routledge, 2019.
2.Zhu, Xufeng, Reform & Opening-up and Think Tanks in Contemporary China. 《改革开放与当代中国智库》，Beijing: China Renmin University Press, 2018.
3.Zhu, Xufeng, The Rise of Think Tanks in China. London and New York: Routledge, 2013.
4.Zhu, Xufeng, Expert Participation in Policy Changes. 《政策变迁中的专家参与》, Beijing: China Renmin University Press, 2012. (Translated and published in Korea in 2014.)
5.Zhu, Xufeng, China’s Think Tanks: Their Influence in the Policy Process. 《中国思想库：政策过程中的影响力研究》，Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2009.
Selected papers in English
1.Zhang, Youlang & Xufeng Zhu*, Multiple mechanisms of policy diffusion in China, Public Management Review, 2020.
2.Zhu, Xufeng* & Tianguang Meng, Geographical Leadership Mobility and Policy Isomorphism: Narrowing the Regional Inequality of Social Spending in China, Policy Studies Journal, 2020.
3.Zhang, Youlang & Xufeng Zhu, Career Cohorts and Inter-Jurisdictional Innovation Diffusion: An Empirical Exploration in China, International Public Management Journal, 2020.
4.Zhu, Xufeng, Think tanks in Politically Embedded Knowledge Regimes: Does the “revolving Door” Matter in China? International Review of Administrative Sciences, 2020.
5.Zhu, Xufeng & Hui Zhao, Experimentalist Governance with Interactive Central–Local Relations: Making New Pension Policies in China, Policy Studies Journal, 2020.
6.Zhu, Xufeng* & Youlang Zhang, Diffusion of Marketization Innovation with Administrative Centralization in a Multi-Level System: Evidence from China, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 2019.
7.Zhu, Xufeng & Hui Zhao, Recognition of Innovation and Diffusion of Welfare Policy: Alleviating Urban Poverty in Chinese Cities during Fiscal Recentralization, Governance, 2018.
8.Xue, Lan, Xufeng Zhu, & Wanqu Han, Embracing Scientific Decision Making: The Rise of Think Tank Policies in China, Pacific Affairs, 2018.
9.Zhu, Xufeng. Executive Entrepreneurship, Career Mobility and the Transfer of Policy Paradigms, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 2018.
10.Zhu, Xufeng & Youlang Zhang. Political Mobility and Dynamic Diffusion of Innovation: The Spread of Municipal Pro-Business Administrative Reform in China, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 2016.
11.Zhu, Xufeng. In the Name of ‘Citizens’: Civic Activism and Policy Entrepreneurship of Chinese Public Intellectuals in the Hu-Wen Era. Journal of Contemporary China, 2016.
12.Chien, Crison, Xufeng Zhu, & Tingjia Chen, Self-Learning through Teaching: Singapore's Land Development Policy Transfer Experience in China, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 2015.
13.Zhu, Xufeng and Peipei Zhang, Intrinsic Motivation and Expert Behavior: Roles of Individual experts in Wenling Participatory Budgeting Reform in China, Administration & Society, 2016.
14.Zhu, Xufeng, “Mandate vs. Championship: Vertical Government Intervention and Diffusion of Innovation in Public Services in Authoritarian China”, Public Management Review, 2014.
15.Zhu, Xufeng, “Policy Change and Expert Involvement in China”, Public Administration, vol. 91, no. 2, 281–302, 2013.
16.Zhu, Xufeng and Chao Zhang, “Reducing Information Asymmetry in the Power Industry: Mandatory and Voluntary Information Disclosure Regulations of Sulfur Dioxide Emission”, Energy Policy, 2012.
17.Zhu, Xufeng, “Government Advisors or Public Advocates? Roles of Think Tanks from the Perspective of Regional Variations”, The China Quarterly, 2011.