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