Associate Professor of Political Science, Southern Methodist University (SMU)
Director of the Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia in the SMU Tower Center
Senior Fellow of the SMU Tower Center
Director of the SMU-in-Japan Summer International Studies Program
Exchange Associate Professor of the Center for International Education and Cooperation, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D., Political Science, September 2006
M.A., Political Science, 2002
University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Asian Studies, 1999
Keio University, Japan
B.A., Economics, 1996
Tax Reform in Rural China: Revenue, Resistance, and Authoritarian Rule (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014).
The Current State of the Party-State System: Changing Society and the Chinese Communist Party’s Adaptation (in Japanese) (co-edited with Tomoki Kamo, Kazuko Kojima, and Masahiro Hoshino) (Tokyo: Keio University Press, 2012).
Taiwan at a Turning Point (co-edited with Seyom Brown, Cal Clark, and Alex Tan) (Baltimore, MD: School of Law, University of Maryland, 2009).
“Sino-Japanese Relations: Power, Interdependence, and Domestic Politics,” International Relations of the Asia Pacific 14(1) (January 2014): 7–32.
“Survival Strategies of Township Governments in Rural China: From Predatory Taxation to Land Trade,” Journal of Contemporary China 22(83) (September 2013): 755–72.
“Representation and Local People’s Congresses in China: A Case Study of the Yangzhou Municipal People’s Congress” (co-authored with Tomoki Kamo), Journal of Chinese Political Science 18(1) (Spring 2013): 41–60.
“Economic Assistance, Central-Local Relations, and Ethnic Regions in China’s Authoritarian Regime” (co-authored with Stan Wok-Hui Wong), Japanese Journal of Political Science 14(1), (March 2013): 97–125.
“Vote Buying, Village Elections, and Authoritarian Rule in Rural China: A Game-Theoretic Analysis,” Journal of East Asian Studies 13(1) (January–April 2013): 69–105.
“Political Economy of Trade Protection: China in the 1990s,” International Relations of the Asia-Pacific 13(1) (January 2013): 1–32.
“Informal Lenders and Rural Finance in China: A Report from the Field” (co-authored with Li Zhou), Modern China 36(3) (May 2010): 302–28.
“An Assessment of China’s County and Township Fiscal Crisis after Rural Tax Reform” (in Chinese), Xiangcun Zhongguo Pinglun [Rural China Review] 3 (May 2008): 80–97.
“From the World Trade Organization to the Trans-Pacific Partnership: China’s Rise, Globalization, and American Domestic Politics,” in Joel N. Glassman, Masato Kimura, and Shuming Zhao (eds.), The Role of Entrepreneurs in the Political Economy of the Pacific Rim (Nanjing: Nanjing University Press, 2016): 203–24.
“The Homework That the United States Does Not Do,” in Arthur Alexander (ed.), New Perspectives on Japan from the U.S.-Japan Network of the Future (Washington, D.C.: Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, 2016): 55–7.
“The ‘Beyond-Economics’ Importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, ” in Arthur Alexander (ed.), New Perspectives on Japan from the U.S.-Japan Network of the Future (Washington, D.C.: Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, 2016): 59–65.
“Sino-Japanese Relations: A Japanese Perspective,” in Niklas Swanstrom and Ryosei Kokubun (eds.), Sino-Japanese Relations: Rival or Partner for Regional Cooperation (Singapore: World Scientific, 2012): 37–56.
“Introduction” (in Japanese) (co-authored with Tomoki Kamo, Kazuko Kojima, and Masahiro Hoshino), in Tomoki Kamo, Kazuko Kojima, Hiroki Takeuchi, and Masahiro Hoshino (eds.), The Current State of the Party-State System: Changing Society and the Chinese Communist Party’s Adaptation (Tokyo: Keio University Press, 2012): 1–8.
“Demands and Responses on Rural Issues” (in Japanese), in Tomoki Kamo, Kazuko Kojima, Hiroki Takeuchi, and Masahiro Hoshino (eds.), The Current State of the Party-State System: Changing Society and the Chinese Communist Party’s Adaptation (Tokyo: Keio University Press, 2012): 101–24.
“Economic Theories of Politics” (co-authored with James F. Hollifield) in Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, and Leonardo Morlino, eds., Encyclopedia of Political Science (Sage Publications, 2012).