Director of the Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia in the Tower Center for Political Studies
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Carr Collins Hall 211
Hiroki Takeuchi received his B.A. of economics from Keio University in Japan, his M.A. of Asian studies from University of California at Berkeley, and his Ph.D. of political science from UCLA. He is an associate professor of Political Science and Director of the Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia in the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies. Previously, he taught at UCLA as faculty fellow of the Political Science Department and at Stanford University as postdoctoral teaching fellow of the Public Policy Program.
Professor Takeuchi's research and teaching interests include Chinese and Japanese politics, comparative political economy of authoritarianism, and international relations of East Asia, as well as applying game theory to political science. He has published articles in a variety of professional journals, including International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Journal of Chinese Political Science, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of East Asian Studies, and Modern China. He is currently working on a book project, entitled Rural Tax Reforms in Contemporary China: Revenue, Resistance, and Authoritarian Rule, discussing rural taxation and political participation in China's authoritarian regime.