SEKI Hei (Shi Ping)
SEKI Hei (Shi Ping) was born in Sichuan province, China, in 1962. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy at Beijing University, graduating in 1984. During his college days, Shi awakened to the fact that brainwashing was the hallmark of Maoist education; that epiphany inspired him to immerse himself in China’s democratization movement. After completing a graduate program in philosophy at Sichuan University in 1988, he spent a year studying in Japan. The tragic events that took place at Tian’anmen Square in 1989 prompted him to bid a spiritual farewell to his native land. Shi returned to Japan and enrolled in Kobe University’s Graduate School of Humanities. After receiving a Ph.D. in philosophy in 1995, Shi worked at a private research institute. In Why the Chinese Hate the Japanese, issued by PHP Kenkyujo in 2002, he warned of mounting anti-Japanese sentiment in China. Since then Shi has been active as a commentator on problems involving China, and relations between Japan and China. He became a Japanese citizen in 2007.
SEKI is a prolific writer. Among his publications are Exposing the Folly of the Belief that the 21st Century Is China’s Century: Statistics Reveal the Hidden Truth (Nihon Bungeisha, 2002), How History Teaches Us that Friendship Between Japan and China Will Destroy Japan: Rules for Disengagement from China (Kodansha, 2005), The Future of Sino-Japanese Relations from a Chinese Perspective (Fusosha, 2006), I Was Chairman Mao’s Little Soldier (Asuka Shinsha, 2007), China Will Bare Its Fangs in 2010 (PHP Kenkyujo, 2008), China in the Grip of Conspirators: 4,000 Years of Sorrow (PHP Kenkyujo, 2009); Eyewitness to the Collapse of China’s Economy (Kairyusha, 2009); and Cataclysmic China: Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the Tian’anmen Square Incident and Fears About the Future (KK Bestsellers, 2009).