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The Sino-Judaic Institute

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Jews in China:  Select English Bibliography

 

General Bibliography
Dien, A. (ed.), Sino-Judaica: Occasional Papers of the Sino-Judaic Institute, 4 vols. Menlo Park, 1991—2003
Ehrlich, M.A. (ed.), The Jewish-Chinese Nexus: A Meeting of Civilizations, London, 2008
Goldstein, J. (ed.), The Jews of China, Vol. I: Historical and Comparative Perspectives, Armonk, NY, and London, 1999 
-----, The Jews of China, Vol. II: A Sourcebook and Research Guide, Armonk, NY, and London, 2000
Kupfer, P. (ed.), Youtai—Presence and Perception of Jews and Judaism in China, Frankfurt am Main, 2008
Laytner, A. (ed.), Points East: Journal of the Sino-Judaic Institute, 29 vols. Seattle, 1986—present
Malek, R. (ed.), From Kaifeng to Shanghai: Jews of China, Sankt Augustin, 2000
Pan G. (ed.), The Jews in China, Beijing, 2001

Part I –The Jews of Kaifeng
[Several articles on the topic are found in Goldstein, The Jews of China, Kupfer, Youtai and Malek, From Kaifeng to Shanghai]
Kublin, H., (comp.), Jews in Old China: Some Western Views, New York, 1971
-----, Studies of the Chinese Jews: Selections from Journals East and West, New York, 1971 [A collection of articles]
Leslie, D. D., The Survival of the Chinese Jews: The Jewish Community of K'aifeng, Leiden, 1972
Paper, J., The Theology of the Chinese Jews, 1000-1850, Waterloo, 2012.                                                                                                                                         Pollak, M., The Torah Scrolls of the Chinese Jews, Dallas, 1975 
-----, Mandarins, Jews, and Missionaries: The Jewish Experience in the Chinese Empire, Philadelphia, 1980; New York, 1998
Shapiro, S., trans. and ed., Jews in Old China: Studies by Chinese Scholars, New York, 1984
Simons, C., Jewish Religious Observance by the Jews of Kaifeng China, Seattle, 2013Weisz, T., The Kaifeng Stone Inscriptions, New York, 2006
White, W. C., (comp.), Chinese Jews: A Compilation of Matters Relating to the Jews of K'a-feng Fu, Toronto, 1966
Xu X., The Jews of Kaifeng, China: History, Culture, and Religion, Jersey City, 2003

Part II – Baghdadi Jews in Shanghai and Hong Kong
[Several articles on the topic are found in Goldstein, The Jews of China and Malek, From Kaifeng to Shanghai]
Leventhal, D. A., The Jewish Community of Hong Kong: An Introduction, Hong      Kong, 1985 [Revised ed. 1988]
Meyer, M., From the Rivers of Babylon to the Whangpoo: A Century of Sephardi Jewish Life in Shanghai, Lanham Md., 2003

Part III – Jews of Russia in China
[Several articles on the topic are found in Goldstein, The Jews of China and Malek, From Kaifeng to Shanghai]
Kaufman, T., The Jews of Harbin Live On In My Heart, Tel Aviv, 2006

Part IV – Jewish Refugees in China during the Nazi Period
[Several articles on the topic are found in Goldstein, The Jews of China and Malek, From Kaifeng to Shanghai]
Cohn, H., Risen from the Ashes: Tales of a Musical Messenger, Falls Village,  2005
Heppner, E.G., Shanghai Refuge: A Memoir of the World War II Jewish Ghetto, Lincoln, 1993
Hochstadt, S., Exodus to Shanghai: Stories of Escape from the Third Reich, New York, 2012                                                                                                          Kranzler, D., Japanese, Nazis and Jews: Shanghai 1938-1945, New York, 1976
Krasno, R., Strangers Always: A Jewish Family in Wartime Shanghai, Berkeley, 1992
Leitner, Y., Operation Torah Rescue: The Escape of the Mirrer Yeshiva from War-torn Poland to Shanghai, China, New York, 1987
Ristaino, M., Port of Last Resort: Diaspora Communities of Shanghai, Palo Alto, 2001
Ross, J., Escape to Shanghai: A Jewish Community in China, New York, 1994
Rubin, E. P., Ghetto Shanghai, New York, 1993
Tobias, S., Strange Haven: A Jewish Childhood In Wartime Shanghai, Urbana, 1999
Tokayer, M. & Swartz, M., The Fugu Plan: The Untold Story of the Japanese and the Jews During World War II, New York, 1979

Part V – Contemporary Period
Chirot, D. and Reid, A., (eds.), Essential Outsiders: Chinese and Jews in the Modern Transformation of Southeast Asia and Central Europe, Seattle, 1997
Goldstein, J. (ed.), China and Israel, 1948—1998, A Fifty Year Retrospective, Westport, 1999
Eber, I., Chinese and Jews:  Encounters Between Cultures,  London, 2008
Pan G. (ed.), The Jews in Asia: Comparative Perspectives, Shanghai, 2006
Schwarcz, V., Bridge Across Broken Time: Chinese and Jewish Cultural Memory, New Haven, 1998
Patt-Shamir, G., To Broaden the Way: A Confucian-Jewish Dialogue, Lanham, 2006
Wald, S.S., China and the Jewish People: Old Civilizations In A New Era, Jerusalem, 2004
Weisz, T., The Covenant and the Mandate of Heaven: An In-Depth Comparative Cultural Study of Judaism and China, 2008
Zhou, X., Chinese Perceptions of the ‘Jews’ and Judaism: A History of the Youtai, London, 2001