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The Chinese Jews of Kaifeng

A Millennium of Adaptation and Endurance

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This scholarly collection examines the origins, history, and contemporary nature of Chinese Judaism in the community of Kaifeng. These essays, written by a diverse, international team of contributors, explore the culture and history of this thousand-year-old Jewish community, whose synthesis of Chinese and Jewish cultures helped guarantee its survival. Part I of this study analyzes the origin and historical development of the Kaifeng community, as well as the unique cultural synthesis it engendered. Part II explores the contemporary nature of this Chinese Jewish community, particularly examining the community's relationship to Jewish organizations outside of China, the impact of Western Jewish contact, and the tenuous nature of Jewish identity in Kaifeng.

Author Biography

Anson H. Laytner is former president of the Sino-Judaic Institute and the author of Arguing with God: A Jewish Tradition. Jordan Paper is professor emeritus of East Asian and religious studies at York University and author of The Theology of the Chinese Jews, 1000-1850.
Release date NZ
July 16th, 2017
Contributors
Edited by Anson H. Laytner Edited by Jordan Paper
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Lexington Books
Pages
290
Dimensions
160x237x29
ISBN-13
9781498550260
Product ID
26802487

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