I was born into a Chinese farming family. I am the eldest son and have two younger
brothers. When I was 14 years old,
I passed an extremely difficult entrance examination
and entered the National College of
Electronic Engineering, which is now part of Jiangxi University of Economics
and Finance. After studying
electronic engineering for 4 years, I was assigned a job in a state factory in
July 1989. I was aware of many
serious problems in the factory, which eventually went bankrupt in 1997. I then obtained a position with Hong
Kong Enterprises, in Dongguan City,
in the first quarter of 1992. Still unhappy in my work, I joined the
Center for Medical Equipment, which was part of the Jiangxi Province Health
Agency, as an engineer engaged in the maintenance and repair of medical
equipment, in the last quarter of 1992. Through this job, I was
lucky enough to be sent to Japan
to study medical equipment, from 1 June 1993 until 31 March 1994, as a medical
equipment maintenance trainee, on an ODA project of the Japanese Ministry of
Foreign Affairs (Kaigai Gijutsu Kenshuin, in
Japanese). Consequently, by the age
of 23, I had experience as a farmer, a worker in a government-owned
corporation, a foreign capital enterprise engineer, a civil servant, and a
student in Japan.
During my ten-month stay in Japan, I was impressed by both
Japanese technology and Japanese society.
Why can Japanese companies make such high-quality goods? Why do communications and transportation
run like clockwork? Why do Japanese
civil servants have such good manners?
Why is education so widely available in Japan? Why are there so few farmers? Why is the Japanese social order so
good? c? c? I wanted to answer all
these questions, but how could I?
To find the answers, I first became determined to study Sociology, then
considered majoring in law, and finally decided to study Economics, which
examines the efficient distribution of resources, and how to enrich people and
society. This is called gJin Shi Ji Minh in Chinese or gKeisei Zaiminh in Japanese.
Therefore, I quit my job and moved to Japan again to study Economics on 6 June 1995.
After 6 months in a Japanese language school, I successfully took the
entrance examination for the School
of Economics of Osaka University
in April 1996, and since then I have been undertaking research in this
field. I specialize in economics as
it relates to human nature, and examine the appropriate or erationalf regime
for humans and society. My aim is
to make poor countries or poor people richer, even if only slightly, and to
make them happier. I plan to
continue this work until the day I die.
(Written by Junmin Wan at Osaka University in 2004)