Tax Reform in Rural China: Revenue, Resistance, and Authoritarian Rule (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014).


The Current State of the Party 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).



Chinese Politics and Comparative Authoritarianism: Institutionalization and Adaptation for Regime Resilience” (with Saavni Desai), Japanese Journal of Political Science 22(4) (December 2021): 381–92.

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): 205–213. 

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): 755–772.

Representation and Local People’s Congresses in China: A Case Study of the Yangzhou Municipal People’s Congress” (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” (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.



Economic Theory in Political Science” (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. 

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).



Review of Min Ye, The Belt Road and Beyond: State-Mobilized Globalization in China, 1998–2018, Developing Economics (September 2020): 248–50. 

Review of Julien Gewirtz, Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China. H-Net Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences (July 2017).  

Review of Daniela Stockmann, Media Commercialization and Authoritarian Rule in China. Journal of Politics (January 2017): e11–2. 

Review of An Chen, The Transformation of Governance in Rural China: Market, Finance, and Political Authority. Perspectives on Politics 13(4) (December 2015): 1174-5. 

Review of Andrew J. Nathan and Andrew Scobell, China’s Search for Security. Twentieth-Century China 39(2) (May 2014). 

Review of Gunter Schubert and Anna L. Ahlers, Participation and Empowerment at the Grassroots: Chinese Village Elections in Perspective. China Journal 71 (January 2014): 195–7. 

Review of Jie Chen and Bruce Dickson, Allies of the State: China’s Private Entrepreneurs and Democratic Change. Comparative Political Studies, 44(11) (November 2011): 1592–5.

Review of Richard C. Bush, The Perils of Proximity: China-Japan Security Relations. China Quarterly 207 (September 2011): 724–5.

Review of James K. Chin and Nicholas Thomas, eds., China and ASEAN: Changing Political and Strategic Ties (co-authored with Eric Zusman). Journal of Oriental Studies 41, no. 2 (2008): 158–60.  



Public Response to Authoritarian Regimes in the Middle East” (with Saavni Desai).

Global Value Chains and Domestic Politics Response to Trade: China, Japan, and the United States Compared.” 

A Tale of Two American Factories: Lessons from Japan's Experience for China's Foreign Direct Investment.” 

The Challenge of Global Migration Governance: A Rationalist Approach” (with James F. Hollifield). 

Sino-Soviet Relations in the 1950s: Situational Cordiality.”

The New Trend in Japanese Politics and Its Implications.”