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Mei Baojiu, 2012 honorary degree recipient, passes away

Mei Baojiu, who received an honorary doctorate from J. F. Oberlin University in 2012, passed away on April 25. He was 82 years old.

Mr. Mei was a noted performer of Peking opera, and he directed the Mei Lanfang Peking Opera troupe, named after his father, who was also a star of Peking Opera.

Mr. Mei contributed greatly to the performing arts and to Japan–China relations. He was a great friend of J. F. Oberlin University and Affiliated Schools, and we are deeply saddened by his passing.

Toyoshi Satow, Chancellor of J. F. Oberlin University and Affiliated Schools
Takayasu Mitani, President of J. F. Oberlin University

On October 11, 2014, Mr. Mei gave a lecture in Tokyo to commemorate the 120th anniversary of his father’s birth. (Video in Chinese with simultaneous Japanese translation and Japanese subtitles)