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.  



The Domestic Political Economy of Japan's New Geoeconomic Strategy” (with Keely McNeme).

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.”