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The Jews of China : v. 1: Historical and Comparative Perspectives - Jonathan Goldstein

The Jews of China

v. 1: Historical and Comparative Perspectives

Paperback Published: 4th December 1998
ISBN: 9780765601049
Number Of Pages: 338
For Ages: 18 years old

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An impressive interdisciplinary effort by Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and Western Sinologists and Judaic Studies specialists, these books scrutinize patterns of migration, acculturation, assimilation, and economic activity of successive waves of Jewish arrivals in China from approximately A.D.1100 to 1949.

Historical Introduction
Contributors
The Kaifeng Experience
Assimilation and Acculturation
The Synagogue at Kaifeng: Sino-Judaic Architecture of the Diaspora
Kaifeng Jews: The Signification of Identity
The Confucianization of the Kaifeng Jews: Interpretations of the Kaifeng Stelae Inscriptions
Western Response
The Revelation of the Presence of a Jewish Community in Seventeenth-Century China: Its Impact on Western Messianic Thought
The Memories of Kaifeng's Jewish: Descendants Today: Historical Significance in Light or Their Observations by Westerners Since 1605
Comparisons with Indian Jewry
The Kaifeng Jews and India's Bene Israel: Different Paths
Cochin Jews and Kaifeng Jews: Some Thoughts on Caste, 'Clan,' 'Communities' and Conversion
The Judaisms of Kaifeng and Cochin: Parallels and Divergences
Nineteenth-Century Baghdadi and Ashkenazic Experiences in India, China and Japan
Baghdadi Jews in India and China in the Nineteenth Century: A Comparison of Economic Roles
The Shanghai-Nagasaki Judaic Connection, 1859-1924
Twentieth-Century Baghdadi and Ashkenazic Experiences
Urban Profiles: Hong Kong
Environmental Interactions of the Jews of Hong Kong
Urban Profiles: Harbin
The Construction of the Chinese: Eastern Railway and the Origins of the Harbin Jewish Community, 1898-1931
Harbin's Jewish Community, 1898-1958: Politics, Prosperity, Adversity
Occupational Profiles: Shanghai
Silas Aaron Hardoon (1851?-1931): An Intercultural Intermediary in Shangha
Jews and the Musical Life of Shanghai
Jewish Musicians in Shanghai: Bridging Two Cultures
Zionism, the Holocaust, and the Sino-Hudaic Exodus
The Shanghai Zionist: Association and International Politics of East Asia up to 1936
Zionism and Zionist: Revisionism in Shanghai, 1937-1949
Who Can see a Miracle? The Language of Jewish Memory in shanghai
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780765601049
ISBN-10: 0765601044
Series: Jews of China : Book 1
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 4th December 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 15.19  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.48