President and his Academic Committee
Bai Xian Asia Institute provides university students from countries in Asia the opportunity and means to gather together - to learn, live, conduct research on relevant topics and enjoy healthy recreation as a group, and thus to explore, discuss and appreciate one another’s thoughts, reasoning and viewpoints through real-life experience. We hope to plant seeds of goodwill among these intelligent, capable and idealistic young elites, and create an environment in which lasting friendship can be developed and nurtured. As some of them become leaders in their own countries, they will be in a favorable position to help promote peaceful coexistence and friendly partnerships between the nations and people in Asia.

The Institute stands high and looks far at all of Asia. At this founding stage, we choose to stand on solid ground and start small. We begin with East Asia and focus on China, Japan and Korea, followed by Singapore and Vietnam – countries which more or less share common roots in language and Confucianism.
Professor Woo Chia-Wei, Founding President (2014 – 2016)
  • Professor Katsuichi UCHIDA
    Professor Katsuichi UCHIDA
    Interim President, BXAI
    Senior Advisor, Waseda University
    Board Advisor, US-Japan Research Institute
    Professor Katsuichi UCHIDA

    KATSUICHI UCHIDA is Assistant to the President for Global Affairs of Waseda University since 2014. Before assuming the current position, he served as Vice President for International Affairs from 2006 to 2014. He holds a B.A. in Law from Waseda's School of Law, and later earned an M.A. and completed postgraduate study in the Graduate School of Law.

    He became professor of Law in 1984, and he was subsequently named to be the founding Dean of Waseda's School of International Liberal Studies in 2004, an interdisciplinary liberal arts program that has inspired similar undertakings throughout Asia.

    His research field is Japanese Civil Law, he has published many articles and books on Japanese Civil Law, and was elected as a member of the Japan Science Council (Nihon Gakujutsu Kaigi).

    Professor Uchida is also an acknowledged expert in international education and served as President of the Asia Pacific Association for International Education from 2014 to 2016.

    He also serves currently as President of the US-Japan Research Institute in Washington, DC, a joint undertaking by nine of Japan's top universities to dispatch policy related researchers to the U.S.