Updated on 2024/04/22

Affiliation
Faculty of Political Science and Economics, School of Political Science and Economics
Job title
Assistant Professor(without tenure)
Degree
M.A. ( 2018.09 Waseda University )
Mail Address
メールアドレス

Research Experience

  • 2022.04
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    Now

    Waseda University   Faculty of Political Science and Economics   Research Associate

Education Background

  • 2018.09
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    Now

    Waseda University   Graduate School of Political Science   Comparative Politics  

Professional Memberships

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    International Political Science Association

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    American Political Science Association

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    Midwest Political Science Association

Research Areas

  • Politics   Comparative politics

Awards

  • Scholarship for Young Doctoral Students

    2021   Waseda University  

  • Scholarship for Young Doctoral Students

    2020   Waseda University  

  • Scholarship for Young Doctoral Students

    2019   Waseda University  

  • Valedictorian

    2018   Graduate School of Social Sciences, Waseda University  

  • Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship

    2016.10   Waseda University  

  • Best Undergraduate Thesis

    2016.08   University of International Relations  

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Media Coverage

  • Chinese Investment in Myanmar: Beyond Myitsone Dam

    The Diplomat  

    2020.07

 

Papers

  • To suspend or not to suspend: a cost-benefit analysis of three Chinese mega-projects in Myanmar

    Ruosui Zhang

    The Pacific Review     1 - 27  2021.11  [Refereed]

    DOI

    Scopus

    3
    Citation
    (Scopus)

Presentations

  • Nationalists and Nationalization: How Leadership Ideology Affects the Security of Foreign Property Rights

    American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting 

    Presentation date: 2023.09

  • Political and Social Risks of the BRI: China’s overseas infrastructure investment projects in Myanmar

    American Political Science Association (APSA) Southeast Asia Research Development Group 

    Presentation date: 2023.08

  • Nationalists and Nationalization: How Leadership Ideology Affects the Security of Foreign Property Rights

    International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress 

    Presentation date: 2023.07

  • Political and Social Risks of the BRI: China’s overseas infrastructure investment projects in Myanmar

    Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Stanford University 

    Presentation date: 2023.03

  • Foreign investment and commitment problem: How political and social risks affect China’s overseas infrastructure investment projects

    American Political Science Association (APSA) Asia Pacific Political Science Research and Publication Conference 

    Presentation date: 2022.07

  • Politics of foreign investments: How domestic politics of host states affect China’s overseas dam projects

    Ruosui Zhang

    Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference 

    Presentation date: 2022.04

  • Politics of foreign investments: How domestic politics of host states affect China’s overseas dam projects

    Ruosui Zhang

    American Political Science Association (APSA) Asia Pacific Workshop 

    Presentation date: 2021.08

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Other

  • ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

    2018.07
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    2018.08
 

Teaching Experience

  • Statistics II (TA)

    Waseda University  

  • Statistics I (TA)

    Waseda University  

  • Introduction to Political Analysis (TA)

    Waseda University  

 

Internal Special Research Projects

  • China’s Partnership Diplomacy: Does It Protect China’s Foreign Investment?

    2023  

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    I used the grant to cover travel expenses for presenting the research at international conferences, including (1) the International Political Science Association World Congress in Argentina in July 2023; (2) the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in the US in September 2023; and (3) the IPE colloquium at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands in February 2024.

  • Politics of foreign investments: How domestic politics of host states affect China’s overseas dam projects

    2022  

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    China's overseas infrastructure investment projects have varying outcomes across countries and over time, but the reasons for this remain largely unknown. This study suggests that the host state's accountability and leadership's ideological orientation account for these variations by influencing political and social risks. Using a unique dataset on Chinese global dams, the empirical results show that government accountability, political decentralization, regional autonomy of excluded ethnic groups, and leadership's nationalist orientation have expected positive effects on project failure. My research highlights the importance of social risk and the role of the public in infrastructure delivery for sustainable development. Over the past year, I have improved my research by refining theoretical arguments, ensuring empirical robustness, and conducting case studies. The Tokutei Kadai Research Base Creation supported my research by providing funding for a new computer and conference travel expenses.