Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 197 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Inscribed by author in English and Chinese on first endpage. This book presents the history of the Jewish community of Kaifeng, China, from the 9th century CE through their assimilation into Chinese. The focus is on their social and religious history. Contents: chapter 1. China and Chinese society when the Jews arrived - chapter 2. The history - chapter 3. The inner life of Kaifeng Jewry - chapter 4. Identity - chapter 5. Relations with neighbors - chapter 6. Jews in other Chinese cities. Xu Xin is the Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at Nanjing University in China. He also serves as Professor of History of Jewish Culture. He contributed to, and helped to translate, the 1993 Chinese edition of the Encyclopedia Judaica. Subjects: Jews - China - Kaifeng Xian - History. Jews - China - Kaifeng Xian - Social life and customs. Jews - China - Kaifeng Xian - Identity. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Great condition. (SPEC-39-22). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: THE JEWS OF KAIFENG, CHINA: HISTORY, CULTURE...
Publisher: Jersey City, NJ; KTAV Publishing House
Publication Date: 2003
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