南山大学

 

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Ms. Zhu Liping

Ms. Zhu Liping dropped in to the CJS office on 22 July, a midsummer’s day on which the temperature in Nagoya reached a scorching 37 degrees. She told us that, undeterred by the heat, before visiting the Nagoya campus she went for a stroll past her old apartment in Omoteyama, Tenpaku-ku, where she lived during the time she studied at Nanzan. Unfortunately she wasn’t able to catch up with the landlord, who lives just next door, but she did say that she enjoyed the nostalgic feeling of seeing her old apartment.

From Qinghai Province in China, Zhu Liping was enrolled at the CJS for one year from the Fall Semester in 1995. After completing her studies at Nanzan, she majored in business administration at the Graduate School of Economics of Rikkyo University, finishing their Masters program. After her postgraduate studies, she entered the Japan branch of Goss Graphic Systems Japan, and now is based in Tokyo with them, working in a role in charge of foreign sales support and the export of rotary presses.

She also let us know that one of her juniors at the CJS, Ms. Gao Jian, is now working in a Japanese corporation in Shanghai after completing her Phd at Nagoya University, and that Ms. Tang Ying, also from Qinghai Province in China, went on to study at University of Washington in the United States after completing her studies at the Department of British and American Studies in the Nanzan University Faculty of Foreign Studies, from where she then took up employment in Shanghai, but is now doing very well as a photographer in Germany.

When she came to Japan for her studies at the CJS, she said that she was really surprised by the truly international environment on campus, with so many foreign students from the United States, South America, Europe and Asia. She has many fond memories of the lessons taught by Ban-sensei, Sakamoto-sensei, Machida-sensei, Yamamoto-sensei, Hasatani-sensei and Nimura-sensei, and says that, “I managed to go on to postgraduate studies, to get a job in Japan and now be working here too is really all thanks to my teachers here at Nanzan University.”

We hope that Zhu Liping will drop in to see us again if she ever has occasion to visit Nagoya in future.

名古屋では37度の真夏日となった7月22日、朱麗萍さんがCJSオフィスを訪ねてくださいました。とても暑い日でしたが、名古屋キャンパスに来る前には留学中に住んでいた天白・表山のアパートの前を歩いてきたそうです。残念ながら隣家にお住まいの大家さんには会えなかったそうですが、懐かしい気分に浸ることができたようです。

中国・青海省出身の朱さんは、1995年秋学期からの1年間、外国人留学生別科に在籍されました。別科を修了した後は立教大学の経済学研究科で経営学を専攻し博士前期課程を終えられました。大学院修了後は㈱ゴス・グラフィック・システムズ・ジャパンに入社され、現在も東京を拠点に、輪転機の海外営業サポートや東アジアへの輸出を担当されています。

CJSの後輩・高箭さんが名古屋大学博士課程修了後に上海で日系企業に勤めていること、同郷の唐頴さんが南山大学外国学部英米学科を終えた後にワシントン大学で学び、一旦上海で就職したけれども現在はドイツで写真家として活躍していること等々、仲間の近況についても教えてくれました。

CJSに来日した当時は、アメリカや南米、ヨーロッパ、アジアからの留学生が大勢集まっていて、なんと国際的なのだろうと驚いたそうです。当時お世話になった伴先生や坂本先生、町田先生、山本先生、架谷先生や二村先生の授業のことをとても懐かしく思い出して、「大学院に進学できたのも、日本で就職して現在も日本で仕事をしていることも本当に先生方のお陰です」と話してくれました。

また名古屋に来ることがあったら寄ってくださいね。