“Teachers of the Inner Chambers: Women and Culture in Seventeenth-Century China” (Stanford University Press, 1994);
“Every Step a Lotus: Shoes for Bound Feet (University of California Press, 2001) and
”Cinderella’s Sisters: A Revisionist History of Footbinding” (University of California Press, 2005). This book is awarded the Joan Kelley Memorial prize from the American Historical Association for the best book on women's history or feminist theory published in the year.
“Women and Confucian cultures in pre-modern China, Korea, and Japan,", co-edited by Dorothy Ko, JaHyun Kim Haboush, and Joan R. Piggott (University of California Press, 2003)