1. A Philosophy of East Asian Community: Miki Kiyoshi’s Cooperative Communitarianism on the Scales of World History. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2018 [Forthcoming]
  2. The Political Theory of the Wartime Kyoto School: Tanabe Hajime, Miki Kiyoshi and Nishitani Keiji in Comparative Perspective. [Working title. In preparation.]

Peer-reviewed articles and book chapters

  1. “’Getting to Denmark’ a hundred years apart: Uchimura Kanzō, Francis Fukuyama, State Shinto and the Protestant Roots of Teleological Liberalism”. Invited chapter for Lorna Carson & Ryoko Sasamoto (eds.) Japanese Studies in a Global Context. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019
  2. “Turns to and away from Marx: Humanism, Philosophical Anthropology, Asianism and Liberalism in Miki Kiyoshi’s Political Theory”. Invited chapter for forthcoming volume on Japanese Marxism in the 1930s and 1940s edited by Jun’ichi Isomae and Naoki Sakai. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019
  3. “Well-done Steak or Gyū Sashi? ‘Sacred Cows’ and ‘Thickening’ in Japanese-English Philosophical Translation” pp. 263-281 in Tetsugaku: International Journal of the Philosophical Association of Japan, Vol. 2, April 2018.
  4. The Politics of and around the Kyoto School: Beyond ‘questionable footnotes’ and ‘Japanese-style fascism’”. Chapter 3 in Yusa, Michiko (ed.) The Bloomsbury Research Handbook in Contemporary Japanese Philosophy. London: Bloomsbury Academic, June 2017.
  5. “The Philosophy of the Kyoto School” Translation and commentary of Tosaka Jun (1932) “Kyōto Gakuha no tetsugaku. Comparative and Continental Philosophy, Vol. 8, No.1, January 2016
  6. “BBC English with an Accent: ‘African’ and ‘Asian’ Accents and the Translation of Culture in British Broadcasting” Meta: Journal of Translators, Vol. 57, No. 2, 2012
  7. “Denmark’s invisible empire: The politics of translating the Danish constitutional order” in Epstein, Brett J. (ed.) Northern lights: Translation in the Nordic countries. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2009
  8. “Post-cold war transformations of Japan’s international identity: Implications for regional ideological influence.” Chapter 6 in Söderberg, Marie & Ian Reader (eds.) Japanese influences and presences in Asia. Routledge: London, 1999 (Reprinted 2013)
  9. “Peripheral concepts of world order in the age of high imperialism: Spanish, Japanese and US discourses of international politics and identity”, pp. 187-196 in Miguel Luque Talaván, Juan José Pacheco Onrubia, Fernando Palanco (eds.) 1898, España y el Pacífico: interpretación del pasado, realidad del presente. Madrid: AEEP, 1999

Journalistic commentary

  1. “Japan and the social sciences: behind the headlines” Times Higher Education September 30th 2015
  1. “Freelancers and the crisis in British subtitling” ITI Bulletin May 2007
  1. “Lost in translation”, Stage, Screen & Radio, March 2007
  1. The battle for the Congo: The assassination of Laurent Desiré Kabila and the evolving Congo Crisis. Special issue COPE Newsletter. (Consortium on Political Emergencies) Agency for Co-operation and Research in Development: London, January 2001. (Co-authored and edited with Mercedes Lopez y Invarato)


  1. Review of Marc Frey & Nicola Spakowski (eds.) Asianisms: Regionalist Interactions and Asian Integration. In International Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 15, No. 1, January 2018
  1. Review of Erik Ringmar, The mechanics of modernity in Europe and East Asia: Institutional origins of social change and stagnation. Millennium: Review of International Studies, 36:1, 2008
  1. “The Kyoto School, imperialism and post-white power”. Review article on David Williams, Defending Japan’s Pacific War: The Kyoto School philosophers and post-white power. in IIAS Newsletter, No. 1, 2006. Leiden: International Institute for Asian Studies
  1. Review of Laura Hein, Reasonable men, powerful words: Political culture and expertise in twentieth-century Japan. in Millennium: Review of International Studies, Vol. 34, No. 3, 2006