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The Jews of Kaifeng, China

History, Culture, and Religion

by Xu, Xin

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  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Ktav Publishing House .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Judaism - History,
  • Jewish - General,
  • History - General History,
  • Social life and customs,
  • History: World,
  • Kaifeng Xian,
  • Jews,
  • Asia - China,
  • History,
  • China,
  • Identity,
  • Kaifeng Shi

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8172669M
    ISBN 100881257915
    ISBN 109780881257915

    Legends of the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A collection of legends and stories from the /5. China's first Jews THE first Jews immigrated to China in the Tang (AD ) and Song dynasties (), and a Jewish community was formed in the imperial capital of Kaifeng. The Chinese used to call the Jews in Kaifeng "blue-capped Muslims" because the latter wore blue caps for religious rituals.

      “The Kaifeng Jews are in a kind of survival mode again,” said Anson Laytner, a retired rabbi in Seattle and past president of the Sino-Judaic Institute, who has worked with the Jews in .   At the time, Kaifeng was one of the Seven Capitals of the ruling Song dynasty, and was a one of the largest cities at the time in the world, with a population of approximately one million. The Northern Song Emperors welcomed the Jews as guests, granting them residency rights and bestowing seven approved family names that the Kaifeng Jews could use.

    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 to While Jewish individuals and communities in China have been described in 5/5(1).   the jews of kaifeng china (by xu xin) Author(s): $ From the ninth century on, there was an indigenous Jewish community in the city of Kaifeng in northeastern : Rob Hood.


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The Jews of Kaifeng, China by Xu, Xin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Xu Xins The Jews of Kaifeng, China: History, Culture, and Religion is a highly specific monograph, academic in tone but easily read by a general audience. For most of us in that general audience the topic of Jewish populations in ancient China is almost a dictionary definition of recondite: A subject little known/5.

The book, "The Jews of Kaifeng, China: History, Culture and Religion," by Xin Xu is a wonderful work which describes in great detail the culture, religious rites and history of the community of Jews that settled in Kaifeng back when it was the capital by:   The Jews of Kaifeng do not have a rabbi, or a synagogue.

Their last religious leader died more than years ago, and their last place of worship was destroyed by flood at around the same time. The book, "The Jews of Kaifeng, China: History, Culture and Religion," by Xin Xu is a wonderful work which describes in great detail the culture, religious rites and history of the community of Jews that settled in Kaifeng back when it was the capital city/5.

Perlmann, author of the book The History of The Jews of Kaifeng Jews in China, recorded that eight Kaifeng Jews came to Shanghai early in and were shown the proper way to live a Jewish visited many Jewish homes, made many trips to synagogues and watched many Jewish ceremonies.

Perlmann observed that the Kaifeng Jews were of “low intellect and lacking education” but able to read the. The Jewish Presence in China - Kaifeng, Henan Province No chronology of the lives of the Jews of China in the C can be complete without mention of Kaifeng in the Honan (Henan) province of China and the community of Jews, that lived there.

Initially known as Tiao-chin Chiao, the sect which plucks out China book sinews (a reference to the. Kaifeng is also known for having the oldest extant Jewish community in China, the Kaifeng Jews. Kaifeng remained the capital of Henan province untilwhen it was moved to Zhengzhou. Inthe former President of the People's Republic of China, Liu Shaoqi, died from medical neglect while under house arrest in y: People's Republic of China.

From the ninth century on, there was an indigenous Jewish community in the city of Kaifeng in northeastern China. Separated by thousands of miles from the rest of the world, and largely cut off from contact with the main centers of Jewish life, the Kaifeng Jews developed a distinctive culture that was unquestionably Jewish, but progressively absorbed Chinese elements.

Kaifeng in its golden age was a masterfully designed city, with three sets of city walls, at the center of which was the elaborate Forbidden City where the emperor and his court were located. Of the many fascinating tales related in this beautifully illustrated, lovingly written book, perhaps the most touching is the one about Kaifeng's Jews and the first Christian missionaries in China.

The Jews, never having heard of Christianity, assumed that anyone who believed in one God must be a coreligionist. The Kaifeng Jews The first Jews arrived in Kaifeng, one of the capitals of imperial China, over a thousand years ago, when Jewish merchants from Persia settled in the area. At its height, in the Middle Ages, Kaifeng’s Jewish community numbered as many as 5, people, with rabbis, synagogues and various communal institutions.

A brief section of an interview with Guo Yan, an activist for Kaifeng Jewish culture; Kaifeng's Beit Hatikvah congregants singing Israeli national anthem (Ha. A visitor to photographer John Offenbach’s exhibition JEW at the Jewish Museum in Camden, north London.

The show, which includes portraits of Jews in. The History of the Kaifeng Community Prof. Xu Xin in his book the Jews of Kaifeng, China writes "It is more than likely that Jews arrived in Kaifeng in the early Song.

Gao Wangzhi, a Chinese scholar dates the likely time as "by the end of the tenth or the beginnig of the eleventh century". the jews in kaifeng Download the jews in kaifeng or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get the jews in kaifeng book now.

This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. The book delves into 4 main waves of Jewish immigration into China, from the Kaifeng Jews who now look no different from their Chinese neighbours due to thousands of years of intermarriage and assimilation, to the Baghdadi Jews who came to Shanghai after the First Opium War and became fabulously wealthy through opium trade and real estate.

When he returned, he decided to set up a website and write a book titled Jews in China: A History of Struggle. “As I met with the Kaifeng Jews and saw their treasured possessions written both in Chinese and Hebrew characters, I was bestowed with an idea, a tangible one: to combat intolerance by sharing the beautiful coexistence of two ancient cultures, that of Judaism and Chinese, in one.

The ancient Jewish community of Kaifeng, in central China, was experiencing a cultural and religious revival until a recent government clampdown, which has brought a. Kaifeng Jew, Wade-Giles romanization K’ai-feng Jew, member of a former religious community in Henan province, China, whose careful observance of Jewish precepts over many centuries has long intrigued scholars.

Matteo Ricci, the famous Jesuit missionary, was apparently the first Westerner to learn of the existence of Chinese he was visited by a young Chinese man who claimed to be.

This prayer book for the Sabbath Eve contains a membership list of the Kaifeng Congregation from the time of the Ming Dynasty (). The names, written in both Hebrew and Chinese, are an important source of information about the men and women of this community.

Just as the Jews of Kaifeng were disappearing as Jews, China received a new wave of Jewish settlement - Sephardi merchants from the countries bordering on the Arabian Sea who accompanied the British to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tientsin and other cities opened to foreigners in those years.

Historical references and archaeological findings have proven that the Persian Jews first arrive in China in the eighth century; and since the long, arduous journey made family life difficult, the solution was to establish a permanent base in China.

The location of choice was Kaifeng – China's capital from BCE to CE.It seems certain that the Silk Road, which was the major throughway between China and Persian regions at the time, was the route Jews took to Kaifeng.

Kaifeng Jewry’s continuous history of about years as an observant society is extraordinary in the annals of world Jewry.