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Chisako Teshima MASUO Last modified date:2017.09.20

Associate Professor / Division of Asian Society
Department of Social Studies
Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies

Graduate School

Academic Degree
Ph. D. (University of Tokyo)
Field of Specialization
Chinese Studies (Foreign Policy and Politics), International Relations in East Asia
Outline Activities
Chisako Teshima MASUO is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University. She received her Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Tokyo in 2008. She was a coordinate research scholar working with Professor Ezra F. Vogel at Harvard-Yenching Institute in 2014-2015. Before assuming her current position at Kyushu University, she worked for Waseda University as a lecturer, for Professor Vogel as his research assistant, and for the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) as a research fellow. Her research topics include Chinese foreign policy, international relations in East Asia, One Belt One Road, and Sino-Japanese relations.

Chisako is the author of "China Looks Back: Mao's Legacy in the Open-Door Era" (University of Tokyo Press, 2010 in Japanese). She has worked with other scholars and officials in publishing "World Strategy in Chinese Diplomacy: Straggles with Japan, America and Asia" (co-author, Akashi Publishers, 2011 in Japanese) and "Significant Issues for Japan in 2000s: Questions in Diplomacy and Security" (Toshihiro Minohara ed., Kashiwa Publishers, 2011 in Japanese). She has written some other papers and articles in English.
Research Interests
  • Diversification of Chinese actors related to foreign-policy-making
    keyword : China, diplomacy, foreign-policy-making, actors
  • China's Ascendance and East Asian Security Environment
    keyword : China, East Asia, Security
  • China in East Asian Reginal Integration
    keyword : Reginal integration, reginal cooperation, China, East Asia, Asia-Pacific
Academic Activities
1. A History of the People's Republic of China, in Japanese, Univ. of Tokyo Press, 2017, first author..
1. Chisako Teshima MASUO, “Extending Domestic Governance Over the Seas: China’s Reinforcement of the State Oceanic Administration,” Project 2049 Occasional Paper, Project 2049, 2015.08, [URL].
2. Chisako Teshima MASUO, "Governing a Troubled Relationship: Can the Field of Fisheries Breed Sino-Japanese Cooperation?", Japanese Journal of Political Science, Vol.14 Part1 (March 2013), 14, 1, 2013.03.
3. Chisako T. Masuo, "Nanning Jumps into the World: The Role of Guangxi Government in China's Regionalism", Monthly Journal of Chinese Affairs, Vol.64, No.11, pp. 28-40..
1. Chisako T. MASUO, Strategic Landscape of the Indo-Pacific Region, Japan-U.S.-China Workshop: Trilateral Relations and Perspectives on the Indo-Pacific, 2016.05.31.
2. Chisako T. MASUO, “New Eurasia in the Making”, The Return of Geopolitics  (hosted by the Brookings Institution), 2016.03.24.
3. Chisako T. MASUO, “Undesired Contestation: Changes in Japanese Diplomatic Options over the East China Sea Issues with China”, International Studies Association Annual Convention 2016, 2016.03.18.
4. Chisako Teshima MASUO, “Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute and the U.S.-Japan Alliance: Is a New Power Sharing Line Emerging between Washington and Beijing?”, Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast conference, 2015.06.05.
5. Chisako Teshima MASUO, “Extending Domestic Governance over the Seas: China’s Reinforcement of the State Oceanic Administration”, Symposium: China’s Military Development and the U.S.-Japan Alliance (hosted by Project 2049 Institute), 2015.03.20.
6. MASUO Teshima Chisako, "Competing to Cooperate: Roles of Regional Governments in Chinese Approach to Regionalism,” TB53 (Panel), Economic and Security relations and their Domestic Sources in the Asia-Pacific, Hilton Hotel, San Francisco. , International Studies Association Annual Convention 2013, 2013.04.04.
7. "China Factor in Japanese Security Policy in Last Forty Years: Changes and Future Directions".
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japan Association for Asian Studies
  • The Japan Association of International Relations
  • Japan Association for International Security