Papers published in domestic journals
"The 'greening' and its limits of the General Principles of Civil Law," in the 11th volume of the "Jingshi Law Review", January 2018;
“The damaged ecological environment must be compensated completely”, People’s Daily, 5th edition, December 20, 2017;
"The US Environmental Criminal Liability System and Its Implications for China", in Journal of Nanjing University of Technology (Social Science Edition) (CSSCI Extended Journal), No. 3, 2017; (September 2017)
"Contamination of Environmental Crimes: Result Offenses or Behavioral Offenses", in Journal of China University of Geosciences (Social Science Edition) (CSSCI Source Journal), No. 4, 2017; (July 2017)
“Taking public opinions seriously: Analysis of Article 9 of the Environmental Protection Public Participation Measures”, in World Environment, No. 3, 2017; (May 2017)
"Between disclosure and non-disclosure: the conflict and balance between China's public environmental right to know and government environmental information management rights", in Journal of Shanghai University (Social Science Edition) (CSSCI Source Journal), No. 2, March 2017;
“Legal Liability for Illegal Transfer of Hazardous Waste”, in China Environment, No. 3, 2017, March 2017;
" Environmental protection needs actual action rather than formalism", in People's Daily, 5th edition, May 26, 2016;
“Public participation in environmental impact assessment: how much is reasonable?” Jingshi Law Review, Vol 10, April 2016;
"Get out of the 'water dilemma', a competition we cannot lose ", People’s Daily, 5th edtion, January 21, 2016;
“Giving Policy Guidance to the Green Development”, People’s Daily, 5th edition, November 12, 2015;
“Information Disclosure: What Environmental Protection Organizations Can Do”, China Environment, October 2015 (Total Issue No. 20);
“Makes the Concept of Ecological Civilization a Reality”, People’s Daily, 5th edition, September 14, 2015;
"Air pollution prevention needs comprehensive measures", People's Daily, , 5th edition September 5, 2015, (in cooperation with Yang Pingjian);
"Defending the ecological red line is the lifelong responsibility of the cadres", People’s Daily, 5th edition, August 24, 2015;
"Environmental Impact Assessment Agent Related to Government Should First Be Disqualified", People’s Daily, 5th edition, July 15, 2015;
“The Rational Construction of the Ecological Compensation Mechanism of the River Basin”, in Journal of Nanjing University of Technology (Social Science Edition), No. 2, 2015, June 2015;
““big killer” in the first local environmental protection regulation with public participation”, China Environment, June 2015 (total issue No. 16);
“How Can the Public Participate in EIA”, China Environment, February-March 2015 (Total Issue No. 13);
"Analysis on the article of “penalty by day” in Environmental Protection Law ", Tsinghua Forum of Rule of Law (CSSCI source journal) 22nd series, October 2014;
“Let government procurement lead the green fashion”, People’s Daily, 5th edition, July 15, 2014;
“Why the environmental problem is easy to become a social problem”, in Environmental Education, No. 5, 2014, May 2014;
“Study on the Jurisdiction of Maritime Courts on Inter-provincial Water Pollution Disputes”, Jingshi Economic Law and Environmental Resources Law Review, Volume 7, April 2013;
“The Dilemma and Prospects of Public Participation in Environmental Decision-making”, Jingshi Economic Law and Environmental Resources Law Review, Beijing Normal University Press, March 2012;
"Declaration of Groundwater Pollution by the Rule of Law", People’s Daily, 5th edition, February 21, 2013;
“Judicial Factors in the Implementation of Environmental Administrative Punishment: An Empirical Analysis”, Journal of China University of Geosciences (Social Science Edition) (CSSCI Source Publication), No. 6, 2011, November 2011;
“Five-Year Achievements and Prospects of Environmental Law”, World Environment, No. 6, 2010, December 2010;
"Thinking about the Lishui River Major Water Pollution Incident that may lead to cross-border pollution damage compensation litigation", Tsinghua Forum of Rule of Law (CSSCI source publication) (13th series), Tsinghua University Press, June 2010 (In cooperation with Wang Jin, Huang Jiazhen);
“Environmental law enforcement is difficult: What are its difficulties?
——Report on the Questionnaire of the Environmental Protection Department Staff in China, in China Environmental Law (2008), Law Press, June 2009 (in cooperation with Wang Jin and Zhang Wei);
"The wand of power and the rule of law - administrative discretion, judicial review and civil rights in global warming", World Environment, No. 6, 2008, December 2008 (in cooperation with Wang Yu);
“Identification of 'force majeure' in environmental pollution violations”, China Environmental Resources Law Review, Vol 2007, May 2008;
“'No best, only better'——Comment on “Pollution and Property Rights: A Comparative Analysis of the Ownership System of Environmental Protection”, in the 6th series of Legal Book Review, January 2008;
“Protecting the environment in war: Is it possible and how?
——On the Insufficiency and Improvement of the First Protocol to the Geneva Conventions and ENMOD, Environmental and Resources Law Review, Volume 7, December 2007;
Revision of the Law on the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution: What Kind Of Daily Continuous Punishment System Should Be Established. Environmental Protection (CSSCI Source Jurnal), No. 24, 2007, December 2007; (in cooperation with Wang Jin)
“Constructing the Continuous Penalty System in China's Environmental Legislation——Taking the Amendment of the Law on the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution as an Example”, Law Science (CSSCI Source Publication), No. 12, 2007, December 2007 (in cooperation with Wang Jin);
“Establishment of the plaintiff qualification of environmental public interest litigation – expanding the scope of 'legitimate rights' or establishing the plaintiff qualification of natural objects”, Peking University Law Review, Volume 8, Series 1, January 2007;
"The same mistakes should not be repeated any more- the legislation and law enforcement of rural environmental protection in the construction of new countryside", Three Rural Issues In China, 10th edition. January 2007.
"The Serra Club v. Morton's Judgment", World Environment, No. 6, 2006, December 2006.
“Force Majeure: The Exemption for Environmental Pollution Infringement?”, Journal of China University of Geosciences (Social Science Edition), No. 5, 2005, August 2005.
Papers published in foreign journals
Wang Jin, Huang Chiachen and Yan Houfu, “Reflections from Transboundary Pollution of Songhua River”, China and International Environmental Liability: Legal Remedies for Transboundary Pollution, edited by Michael Faure and Song Ying, Edward Elgar, 2008.
Wang Jin and Yan Houfu, “Barriers and Solutions to Better Environmental Enforcement in China”, 9th International Conference held by International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) Proceedings, 24 July 2011, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. ISBN: 978-0-9842076-5-7.
Yan Houfu and Sun Xiaopu, “Transfer or not Transfer? It is a Question: The Challenges to and Solutions for the Transfer Procedure of Suspected Environmental Pollution Criminal Cases”, Environmental Practice, volume 15, issue 03, September 2013.
Edited or translated works
Leng Luosheng, editor-in-chief, Sun Fabai, Zhou Jing, Yan Houfu, deputy editor: Legal Professional Ethics, Beijing Normal University Press, September 2014;
Zhang Jianyu, Yan Houfu, Qin Hu, Eds: "The United States Environmental Law Enforcement Cases", China Environmental Science Press, July 2013;
Jin Ruilin, Editor-in-chief: Environmental and Resource Protection Law (third edition), Higher Education Press, June 2013; (contributor and final editor)
Jin Ruilin, Editor-in-chief: Environmental Law (third edition), Peking University Press, May 2013; (contributor)
Wang Jin, Editor-in-Chief, Wang Shekun, Yan Houfu, Deputy Editor-in-Chiefs: “Thirty years of environmental protection and rule of law: Have we succeeded? China Blue Book of Environmental Protection (1979-2010)”, Peking University Press, August 2011;
Yan Houfu and Wang Shekun, Trans: "Pollution and Property Rights: A Comparative Study of the Ownership System of Environmental Protection", Peking University Press, December 2009.
Wang Jin, Wang Shekun, and Yan Houfu: "Resistance against Alien Species: Comparison and Choice of Legal Regulation Models - Research on Legislation of Invasive Species in Foreign Countries", Peking University Press, August 2009;
Wang Jin, Yan Houfu, Sun Xiaolan, Trans & Eds: "Environmental Justice: Who is the death knell for the death penalty - the US federal court environmental lawsuit classic case selection", Peking University Press, June 2006;
US Environmental Criminal Liability System and Its Implications for China (Funded by the Environmental and Economic Policy Research Center of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, December 2016)
2015 China Pollution Environmental Crime Case Research Report (US Environmental Protection Association & China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation, September 2016)
Environmental Governance in China: Progress, Challenges and Recommendations (Sino-European Environmental Governance Project Synthesis Report, October 2015) (co-author, responsible for the writing of Environmental Justice And Environmental Information Disclosure)
China's Environmental Justice Status Assessment and Policy Recommendations (Report of the China-Europe Environmental Governance Project Research Report Series 10 (China Volume), July 2015)