Peter Chai (Siyuan Chai, 柴思原)

Affiliation: School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Email: peterchai@fuji.waseda.jp

Hi, I am a fourth-year undergraduate student from the English-based Degree Program (EDP) of the School of Political Science and Economics (SPSE), Waseda University. I am majoring in Economics and taking Advanced Seminars in Political Science. I am currently working as a Teaching Assistant, a Research Assistant, and the President of SPSE-EDP Student Council.

In 2017, I graduated from the International Department of Dalian No. 24 High School with the highest Cambridge A-level Business Studies grade in China and the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award. I came to Waseda with a partial tuition waiver scholarship and JASSO scholarship, and I was selected as a member of BAI XIAN Asia Institute‘s Asian Future Leader Program (AFLP). Since 2019, my research has mainly centered on East Asian political economy and I have had the following appointments at SPSE.


I have worked as Research Assistants (RA) for the following professors’ projects.

(1) Associate Professor Shuhei Kurizaki, who specializes in international relations, on his diplomatic data collection and coding project

(2) Assistant Professor Giang Duc Nguyen, who specializes in corporate and entrepreneurial finance, on his corporate governance and venture capital projects

(3) Associate Professor Willy Jou, who specializes in comparative politics in East Asia, on his public opinion and authoritarian value project based on surveys


I have worked as Teaching Assistants (TA) or Advanced TA for the following professors’ courses.

(1) Associate Professor Willy Jou, for his lecture course Comparative Politics of East Asia with more than 150 students (2019 Fall Semester)

(2) Assistant Professor Giang Duc Nguyen, for his Basic Seminar (2020 Fall Semester) with 14 freshmen and lecture course Entrepreneurial Finance (2021 Spring Semester)

Other Appointments

(1) President of SPSE-EDP Student Council to help the school office with student affairs

(2) Student Assistant (SA) of Global Education Center (GEC) for its computer room management and IT consultation


Thanks for visiting my homepage! Please contact me about academic affairs or research and event collaborations at peterchai@fuji.waseda.jp or through Facebook (Peter Chai) and Instagram (peterchai1013).