FULL CV

 

CURRENT POSITION

Associate Professor of Political Science, Southern Methodist University (SMU) 

Director of Undergraduate Studies, SMU Political Science Department

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

 

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

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

 

PUBLICATION

Books

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).

 

Articles

Trade, Security, and Authoritarianism: Domestic Politics of Foreign Policy Making in China,” Journal of Contemporary East Asia Studies 9(2) (2020): 202-25

Domestic Politics of Chinese Foreign Policy: Where Will Xi Jinping Bring China?”, Asian Security 15(2) (May 2019): 205–13. 

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.  

 

Book Chapters and Encyclopedia

Economic Theory in Political Science” (co-authored with James F. Hollifield), in Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, and Leonard Morlino, eds., A Handbook of Political Science  A Global Perspective (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2020): 64–82. 

“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).

 

Miscellaneous Publications  

Racism in America” (in Japanese), Koken 674 (June 2021): 14–5. 

The Front Lines of Scholarship (3): Chinese Studies, Social Sciences, and the Perspective for the Future” (in Japanese) (with Kazuki Minato and Hiroko Naito), Asian Economy 62(1) (March 2021): 50–72. 

America Does Not Learn from Foreign Countries” (in Japanese), Koken 688 (December 2020): 12–3. 

America Did Not Choose Trump: The Presidential Election from the Dallas Perspective” (in Japanese), Diplomacy 64 (November/December 2020): 72–3. 

Trade as a Pathway to Peace,” The Catalyst: A Journal of Ideas from the Bush Institute 20 (Fall, 2020)

Is the Liberal International Order Dead?  Global Value Chains and the CPTPP,” in Japan's Leadership in the Liberal International Order (July 17, 2020). 

Where Will Human Beings Go Without Mobility?” (in Japanese) (with Hiroshi Abe), Koken 683 (July 2020): 82–95. 

The American South Did Not Choose Mr. Sanders” (in Japanese), Koken 682 (June 2020): 14–5.  

Uncertainty Is the Biggest Threat to World Economy,” Inside Sources (April 9, 2020). 

COVID-19 Effect on U.S.-China Relations,” SMU Tower Center Blog (April 7, 2020).

Why Japanese Factories in the U.S. Find a Warmer Welcome than Chinese Ones,” South China Morning Post (February 24, 2020). 

‘An Encouragement of Independence and Self-Respect’ from the United States ” (in Japanese), Koken 670 (June 2019): 12–3.

China-Japan-U.S. Relations in a Tumultuous Time: The Texas Perspective” (in Japanese) (with Junji Kurokawa and Satoshi Ikeuchi), Koken 674 (October 2019): 84–103

‘An Encouragement of Mobility’ from the United States ” (in Japanese), Koken 670 (June 2019): 14–5. 

Globalization from the Dallas Perspective” (in Japanese) (with Osamu Nagata), Koken 668 (April 2019): 34–51.  

‘An Encouragement of Diversity’ from the United States ” (in Japanese), Koken 664 (December 2018): 12–3. 

‘An Encouragement of Learning’  from the United States” (in Japanese), Koken 658 (June 2018): 14–5. 

The South Leading the American Economy with ‘Internationalism’” (in Japanese), Koken 652 (December 2017): 12–3.  

Reformers and Internationalists Are Likely Partners,” H-Net Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences (July 2017). 

The  Globalized Texas’  Confronting the Trump Administration,” (in Japanese), Koken 646 (June 2017): 8–9.  

The Future of U.S.-China Relations and Japan’s Roles (in Japanese), International Developmental Journal (June 2017): 16–9. 

Fiscal Starvation: The Unintended Consequences of Xi Jinping’s Anti-Corruption Campaign,China Policy Institute: Analysis (February 23, 2017). 

The Anger Against ‘Anti-Internationalism’” (in Japanese), Mainichi Shimbun (January 20, 2017). 

The United States Where Anti-Internationalism Is Rising” (in Japanese), Koken 639 (November 2016): 14–5.  

Dialogue: What Is Dictatorship? Insights from Comparative Authoritarianism” (in Japanese) (with Satoshi Ikeuchi), Koken 638 (October 2016): 36–67.  

“Implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership for Chinese Politics” (in Korean), Sungkyun China Brief 41 (October 2016). 

‘The Dallas Police Shooting Incident,’ ‘Trump,’ and ‘Twitter’” (in Japanese), Foresight (August 23, 2016).  

Toyota Chose Dallas” (in Japanese), Koken 632 (April 2016): 12–3.  

 The ‘Beyon-Economics’ Strategic Importance of the TPP: As the Foundation of Stability in the Asia-Pacific” (in Japanese), Komei (January 2016): 48–53.  

“The China-Japan Relationship: An American Perspective” (in Korean), Sungkyun China Brief (January 2016). 

Economic Reforms: What the Abe Administration Should Do Now” (in Japanese), Foresight (October 8, 2015). 

Is Japan Turning to the Right?” (in Japanese), Foresight (September 2, 2015).  

Discussion Drifted on Security Legislation: A Perspective from the United States” (in Japanese), Foresight (August 11, 2015). 

Japan-U.S. Relations in a 'New Age' After Abe's Visit to the United States (3): The 'Beyond-Economics' Significance of the TPP” (in Japanese), Foresight (June 3, 2015). 

Japan-U.S. Relations in a 'New Age' After Abe's Visit to the United States (2): The Alliance One Step Ahead” (in Japanese), Foresight (May 23, 2015).

Japan-U.S. Relations in a 'New Age' After Abe's Visit to the United States (1): How to Respond to China” (in Japanese), Foresight (May 14, 2015). 

The Potential of Mexico as a 'North American State,' Not as a Latin American State” (in Japanese), Foresight (May 5, 2015). 

U.S.-China Relations of 2015 (2): 'Rebalancing' and Japan's Roles” (in Japanese), Foresight (February 23, 2015). 

U.S.-China Relations of 2015 (1): What Is Japanese 'Engagement Policy'” (in Japanese), Foresight (February 11, 2015). 

The 'Ukrainian Issue' for the United States (2): The Significance of the NATO's Eastward Expansion” (in Japanese), Foresight (December 19, 2014). 

The 'Ukrainian Issue' for the United States (1): The Most Serious Border Change Since World War II” (in Japanese), Foresight (November 25, 2014). 

The Whereabouts of the 'Arab Awakening': Middle Eastern Affairs Discussed with Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia” (in Japanese), Foresight (October 19, 2014). 

The United States Concerned with the 'Extent of Engagement' with the Middle East and Asia” (in Japanese), Foresight (September 29, 2014). 

America Confronts ISIS: Obama's Speech and Grand Strategy” (in Japanese), Foresight (September 21, 2014). 

The Commander of the 'Operation Tomodachi' Analyzes Security in East Asia” (in Japanese), Foresight (September 4, 2014). 

Political Economy of the TPP (3): The Chinese Perspective” (in Japanese), Foresight (August 18, 2014). 

Political Economy of the TPP (2): Abenomics and Japanese 'Homework'” (in Japanese), Foresight (July 23, 2014). 

Political Economy of the TPP (1): The United States Does Not Do Homework” (in Japanese), Foresight (July 11, 2014). 

Dallas with Darvish: Texas and the United States from the 'Rangers' Perspective” (in Japanese), Foresight (June 28, 2014). 

How to Respond to China: Ambassador Schieffer, Former Ambassador to Japan, Analyzes U.S.-Japan Relations” (in Japanese), Foresight (May 19, 2014). 

The Korean Peninsula from the U.S. Perspective (3): Why Does Japan-South Korea Relations Deteriorate?” (in Japanese), Foresight (May 3, 2014). 

The Korean Peninsula from the U.S. Perspective (2): Unification?” (in Japanese), Foresight (April 20, 2014). 

The Korean Peninsula from the U.S. Perspective (1): How to Manage the Kim Jong-un Regime” (in Japanese), Foresight (April 13, 2014). 

American Politics from the Perspective of the Immigration Issue (4): How to Analyze Unauthorized Immigrants?” (in Japanese), Foresight (March 26, 2014). 

American Politics from the Perspective of the Immigration Issue (3): Is It O.K. for Japan to Support the Republican Party?” (in Japanese), Foresight (March 13, 2014). 

American Politics from the Perspective of the Immigration Issue (2): Increasing Presence of Hispanics” (in Japanese), Foresight (February 28, 2014).