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Jews of Kaifeng, China

Xu, Xin

Jews of Kaifeng, China

history, culture, and religion

by Xu, Xin

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  • 11 Currently reading

Published by KTAV Pub. House in Jersey City, NJ .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jews -- China -- Kaifeng Shi -- History,
  • Jews -- China -- Kaifeng Shi -- Social life and customs,
  • Jews -- China -- Kaifeng Shi -- Identity,
  • Kaifeng Shi (China) -- Ethnic relations

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-174) and index.

    Statementby Xu Xin.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS135.C5 X92 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 197 p. ;
    Number of Pages197
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17743746M
    ISBN 100881257915
    LC Control Number2002155395
    OCLC/WorldCa51306168

    The Kaifeng Jews continued to flourish in the 18th century before going into decline in the 19th century. There were Jewish groups elsewhere in China: at Beijing, Hangzhou and Quanzhou but these groups did not last long. In the aged Rabbi died leaving no-one to replace him because knowledge of Hebrew had not been passed on. legends of the chinese jews of kaifeng Download legends of the chinese jews of kaifeng or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get legends of the chinese jews of kaifeng book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.

    Chinese Jews! A curious pairing, but strange as it may seem, there have been Jews in China for more than a thousand years. The country's Jewish community, located in Kaifeng, once the capital city, numbered several thousand at its height. Because of China's tolerance and openness, its members attained success in many fields - commerce, crafts, government service, the military.2/5(1). Recent months have brought reports that descendants of Jews in Kaifeng, China are under threat. Activists call it a government “crackdown.” Police have shut down the only Jewish learning.

      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.   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.


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The book, "The China book 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: 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 /5. The Jews of Kaifeng, China: History, Culture, and Religion by Xin Xu () on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The first half of this book discusses the history of the Kaifeng community, with special emphasis on Kaifeng Jews who joined the Chinese bureaucracy. In the 18th and 19th centuries, this community become impoverished and China book its ties to Jewish observance. (The book 4/4(2). Since the beginning of the 17th century when Matteo Ricci "discovered" Chinese Jews, considerable interest in Kaifeng Jews and their "Sinew Plucking Religion" has been displayed.

Many books and articles have been written about them. During Northern Song dynasty some Jews arrived in Kaifeng, the royal capital and a famous international : Zhang Qianhong, Li Jingwen. 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. No chronology of the lives of the China book 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 the sinews (a reference to the practice of Kashruth) and later as Chiao Ching Chiao, the Religion that teaches the Scriptures. It should be clarified that Jews located in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong are western Jews: they are Jews who live in China.

Whereas the Jews of Kaifeng are ethnic-Chinese of Jewish descent: they are Chinese-Jews, and consider themselves to be the only proper community of Chinese-Jews in the world.

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The Jewish Diaspora in Kaifeng, China, has the most documented history among all Jewish communities in premodern China. The available information, though fragmentary, indicates beyond a reasonable doubt that Kaifeng Jewry was predominantly of Persian origin around the eleventh century.

Perlmann, author of the book The History of the 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 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.

Books Go Search EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. Today's Deals Your Gift Cards Help Whole Foods Registry Sell. 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 story of the Kaifeng Jews is dramatic and colorful, and offers many profound lessons.

It will be indispensable to anyone interested in Jewish or Chinese history. Search. 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". Chinese Jews are the descendants of Han Chinese and Sephardic Jews who migrated to China thousands of years ago.

They reside along the banks of Yellow River, in the cradle of a great civilisation, but unknown to most people.

A short documentary produced by Shavei Israel on the aliyah of Jews from Kaifeng China to Israel. My visit to Kaifeng suggests otherwise. My host in China, professor Xu Xin, one of the founding figures of Jewish studies in China (about whom more later), took me to visit Esther Guo Yan, a woman.

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Legends Of The Chinese Jews Of Kaifeng. Author: Xin Xu ISBN:. 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 Haggadah of the Kaifeng Jews of China Series: is a significant contribution to the ongoing discussion of the community’s origins in particular and to comparative Jewish liturgy in general.

The book includes a facsimile of one manuscript and a sample of the other, the full text of the Hebrew/Aramaic and Judeo-Persian Haggadah in Hebrew Cited by: 3.

This short documentary explains the history of Judaism in China, and the Chinese cities that hosted Jewish communities such as Kaifeng, home to the Kaifeng Jews.