Nov 29, 2018
Professor Mei Jianming, a 1998 Sylff fellowship recipient at Jilin University in China, visited the Sylff Association secretariat in Roppongi on July 30, 2018. The call, made during Jianming’s first visit to Japan, represented the fulfillment of a longstanding wish, as he had hoped to visit the organization responsible for the fellowship he received two decades ago.
After receiving his PhD from Jilin University, he spent many years abroad as a visiting researcher in Canada, the United States, and Australia. The experience prompted him to consider things from the standpoint of international cooperation.
Jianming is now based in Shanghai and teaches at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law. As a specialist in public security and terrorism, he also serves as a chief adviser on counterterrorism at the China National Institute for Shanghai Cooperation Organization International Exchange and Judicial Cooperation.
Jianming also considered the visit to be a good opportunity to promote the personal growth of his teenage daughter, who is accompanying him on his journey. “It’s very important and meaningful for teenagers to broaden their horizons beyond school education,” said Jianming. After Tokyo, they were scheduled to travel to Kyoto and Osaka, as well as to the United States.
The Sylff Association secretariat is always happy to reconnect with graduated fellows and to receive updates on their academic and social engagement activities.