The Chinese Jews of Kaifeng

A Millennium of Adaptation and Endurance
Lexington Books (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 21. Juli 2017
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  • 302 Seiten
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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.
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978-1-4985-5027-7 (9781498550277)
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Edited by Anson H. Laytner and Jordan Paper - Contributions by Alex Bender; Moshe Yehuda Bernstein; Irene Eber;...
  • Cover
  • The Chinese Jews of Kaifeng
  • The Chinese Jews of Kaifeng
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Kaifeng Community: The Past
  • The Kaifeng Community: The Present
  • Notes
  • Part I
  • Past
  • Chapter 1
  • Râdhânites, Chinese Jews, and the Silk Road of the Steppes
  • Introduction
  • The Râdhânites in Arabic Sources
  • The Silk Road of the Stepes
  • Khazaria and Its Trade Routes
  • Origins and Persistence of the Râdhânites
  • The Origin of the Chinese Jews
  • Visible and Invisible Trade
  • Notes
  • Chapter 2
  • Eight Centuries in the Chinese Diaspora
  • Note
  • Chapter 3
  • Kaifeng Jews Revisited
  • History
  • Jewish Identity and Kinship Organization
  • Jewish Identity and Sectarian Identity
  • Adam, Abraham, and Pan Gu
  • Heaven, God, the Way
  • Conclusion
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • Chapter 4
  • The Confucianization of the Chinese Jews
  • Notes
  • Chapter 5
  • The Old Testament and Biblical Figures in Chinese Sources
  • Introduction
  • The Song Dynasty
  • The Ming Dynasty (1369â??1644)
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix The Holy Land14
  • The Holy Language
  • The Holy Book16
  • The Holy Name17
  • Notes
  • Chapter 6
  • The Issue of the Jewishness of the Chinese Jewish Magistrates
  • Prolegomena
  • The Conundrum
  • The Solution
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Chapter 7
  • Zhao Yingcheng from Fact to Fiction
  • Introduction
  • Background
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  • #Border Control #Xenophobia #Populist Revolt
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  • #Hairstyles #Exams #Wonder-Women
  • #Law-and-Order #Education #Grief
  • #Redemption
  • Notes
  • Part II
  • Present
  • Chapter 8
  • A History of Early Jewish Interactions with the Kaifeng Jews
  • Early Leters
  • Isaac Leser and
  • The Shanghai-Based Society for the Rescue of the Chinese Jews
  • The Revival of the Society and Beyond
  • Conclusions
  • Notes
  • Chapter 9
  • Delving into the Israelite Religion of Kaifeng
  • Notes
  • Chapter 10
  • Identity Discourse and the Chinese-Jewish Descendants
  • Notes
  • Chapter 11
  • Bringing Our Lost Brethren Back Home
  • Notes
  • Chapter 12
  • Between Survival and Revival
  • Contact Is Made
  • The Struggle to Maintain Jewish Identity in Kaifeng through the Mao Zedong Era
  • Contact Is Renewed and â??Opennessâ?? Is Challenged
  • Troubles Ensue as the Relationship Depens
  • Analysis and Conclusions54
  • Governmental Attitudes
  • The Kaifeng Jews
  • Economic Opportunism
  • Factions
  • Resolving the Status of the Kaifeng-Jewish Descendants64
  • Building a Community Center
  • Notes
  • Chronology of China Relevant to Judaism in Kaifeng1
  • Note
  • Recommended Further Readings
  • Never has so much been writen about so few
  • Index
  • About the Contributors

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