Chinese Judaism

Wendy Robin Abraham, the Role of Confucian and Jewish Educational Values in the Assimilation of the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng, Supplemented by Western Accounts, 1605-1985 (Ph.D. diss: Columbia Univ. Teachers Coll., 1989)

Vicki Baum, Shanghai '37 [novel] (1939, rpt. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1986)

Chiara Betta, "From Orientals to Imagined Britons: Baghdadi Jews in Shanghai," Modern Asian Studies 37, 4 (2003): 999-1023.

Pearl S. Buck, Peony [novel] (1948)

Chan Sui-Jeung, Jews in Kaifeng: Reflections on Sino-Judaic History (HK: Hong Kong Jewish Chronicle, 1986)

Irene Eber, Chinese and Jews: Encounters Between Cultures (London: Valentine Mitchell, 2008)

Irene Eber, Wartime Shanghai and the Jewish Refugees from Central Europe: Survival, Co-existence, and Identity in a Multi-ethnic City. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012.

M. Avrum Ehrlich, ed., The Jewish-Chinese Nexus: A Meeting of Civilizations (London: Routledge, 2008).

James Finn, The Jews in China: Their Synagogue, Their Scriptures, Their History, &c (1843; rpt. Taipei: Ch’eng Wen Publishing Co., 1971)

Jonathan Goldstein, ed., The Jews of China, vol. 1: Historical and Comparative Perspectives (Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 1999); vol. 2: A Sourcebook and Research Guide (2000)

Ernest G. Heppner, Shanghai Refuge: A Memoir of the World War II Jewish Ghetto (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1993)

David S. Katz, "The Chinese Jews and the problem of biblical authority in 18th- and 19th-century England," English Historical Review (Great Britain) 1990, 105 (417): 893-919.

David Kranzler, Japanese, Nazis, and Jews: The Jewish Refugee Community of Shanghai, 1938-1945 (New York: Yeshiva University Press, 1976).

Hyman Kublin, ed., Studies of the Chinese Jews: Selections from Journals East and West.(NY: Paragon Book Reprint Corp., 1971):

The K`aifeng Jews: a disappearing community, by L. Kramer.
An early Judaeo-Persian document from Khotan in the Stein collection, with other early Persian documents, by D. S. Margoliouth.
The nomenclature of Jews in China, by R. Loewenthal.
Notes on the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng, by C. Fang.
Le Juif Ngai, informateur du P. Mathieu Ricci, by P. Pelliot.
The K`aifeng Jew Chao Ying-ch`eng and his family, by D. Leslie.
Jews in China, by A. Neubauer.
A Chinese-Hebrew manuscript: a new source for the history of the Chinese Jews, by B. Laufer.
The Simson-Hirsch letter to the Chinese Jews, by S. Sokobin.
The Kaifeng Jewish community: a summary, by D. Leslie.
Appendices (p. 201-218): Some major reviews of White's The Chinese Jews. Father Ricci's meeting with a Chinese Jew. Chang Hsiang-wen's visit to K`aifeng in 1910.

Hyman Kublin, ed., Jews in Old China: Some Western Views. (NY: Paragon Book Reprint Corp., 1971):

The Jews in China: their synagogue, their Scriptures, their history, by J. Finn.
Chinese Jews; a lecture, by M. Adler.
The history of the Jews in China, by S. M. Perlmann.
Chinese Jews, by E. I. Ezra and A. Sopher

Peter Kupfer, ed., Youtai: Presence and Perception of Jews and Judaism in China (Frankfurt am Main; New York: Peter Lang, 2008)

Yecheskel Leitner, Operation Torah Rescue: The Escape of the Mirrer Yeshiva from War-torn Poland to Shanghai, China (Jerusalem; New York: Feldheim, 1987)

Dennis A. Leventhal, Sino-Judaic Studies: Whence and Whither: An Essay and Bibliography (Hong Kong : Jewish Historical Society of Hong Kong, 1985)

Donald Daniel Leslie, The Survival of the Chinese Jews: The Jewish Community of Kaifeng (Leiden: Brill, 1972)

Donald Daniel Leslie, Jews and Judaism in Traditional China : A Comprehensive Bibliography (Sankt Augustin: Monumenta Serica Institute,1998)

Donald Daniel Leslie, The Chinese-Hebrew Memorial Book of the Jewish Community of K'aifeng (Belconnen, A.C.T.: Canberra College of Advanced Education, 1984)

Yaacov (Yana) Liberman, My China: Jewish life in the Orient, 1900-1950 (Berkeley: Judah L. Magnes Museum; Jerusalem: Gefen Pub. House Ltd., 1998)

Michael Loewe, "The Jewish presence in imperial China," Jewish Historical Studies (Great Britain) 1987-88 30: 1-20.

Roman Malek, ed., From Kaifeng -- to Shanghai: Jews in China (Nettetal: Steyler, 2000). DS135.C5 F76 2000

Isabelle Maynard, China Dreams: Growing up Jewish in Tientsin (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1996)

Maisie J. Meyer, From the Rivers of Babylon to the Whangpoo: A Century of Sephardi Jewish Life in Shanghai (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2003)

Aharon Oppenheimer, ed., Sino-Judaica: Jews and Chinese in Historical Dialogue. An international colloquium, Nanjing, 11-19 October, 1996 (Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University, 1999)

Pan Guang, "The Central-European Jewish Community in Shanghai, 1937-45," in Frans Hüsken and Dick van der Meij, eds., Reading Asia: New Research in Asian Studies (Richmond, Surrey: Curzon, 2001)

Pan Guang, ed., Youtai ren zai Shanghai / The Jews in Shanghai (Shanghai: Shanghai Pictorial Publishing House, 1995) [Chinese and English]

Pan Guang, ed., The Jews in China (Beijing: China Intercontinental Press, 2001) [mostly pictures, text in Chinese and English]

Anson Laytner and Jordan Paper, eds., The Chinese Jews of Kaifeng: A Millennium of Adaptation and Endurance (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2017)

Jordan Paper, The Theology of the Chinese Jews, 1000–1850 (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012).

Michael Pollak, Mandarins, Jews and Missionaries: The Jewish Experience in the Chinese Empire (1980; rpt. New York: Weatherhill, 1998)

Michael Pollak, The Jews of Dynastic China: A Critical Bibliography (Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1993).

Michael Pollak, The Torah Scrolls of the Chinese Jews: The History, Significance and Present Whereabouts of the Sifrei Torah of the Defunct Jewish Community of Kaifeng (Dallas: Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, 1975)

Marcia Reynders Ristaino, Port of Last Resort: Diaspora Communities of Shanghai (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001)

James R. Ross, Escape to Shanghai: A Jewish Community in China (NY: Free Press, 1994)

Cecil Roth, ed., The Haggadah of the Chinese Jews: First Printed Edition from a Manuscript of the Seventeenth-Eighteenth Century C.E. Originating in the Jewish Colony of K'ai-feng fu (NY: The Orphan Hospital Ward of Israel, 1967)

Evelyn Pike Rubin, Ghetto Shanghai (New York: Shengold, 1993)

Sidney Shapiro, Jews in Old China: Studies by Chinese Scholars, expanded ed. (NY: Hippocrene Books, 2001).

Frank Joseph Shulman, ed., Directory of Individuals Interested in the Jews and the Jewish Communities of East, Southeast and South Asia (Sino-Judaic Institute, 1993).

Sigmund Tobias, Strange Haven: A Jewish Childhood in Wartime Shanghai (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1999)

Marvin Tokayer and Mary Swartz, The Fugu Plan: The Untold Story of the Japanese and the Jews During World War II (NY: Paddington Press, 1979)

Bishop William Charles White, Chinese Jews: A Compilation of Matters Relating to the Jews of K`ai-fêng fu (1942; rpt. NY: Paragon Book Reprint Co., 1966).

Xu Xin, with Beverly Friend, Legends of the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng (Hoboken: KTAV Pub., 1995)

Xu Xin, The Jews of Kaifeng, China: History, Culture, and Religion (Jersey City: KTAV Pub., 2003)

Yang Haijin, article in Social Sciences in China, vol. 17:1 (Spring 1996), pp. 83-94. Surveys the scholarly work done on Jews in China by Chinese scholars.

Zhou Xun, Chinese Perceptions of the ‘Jews’ and Judaism: A History of the Youtai (Curzon, 2001).

Zhou Xun, "The 'Kaifeng Jew' Hoax: Constructing the 'Chinese Jew'," in Ivan Davidson Kalmar and Derek J. Penslar, eds., Orientalism and the Jews (Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2005)


Steven E. Calcote and Jonathan M. Shulman, Minyan in Kaifeng (Waltham, MA: The National Center of Jewish Film, Brandeis Univ., 2001)

Joan Grossman & Paul Rosdy, The Port of Last Resort: Zuflucht in Shanghai (Waltham: National Center for Jewish Film, 1998)

Dana Janklowicz-Mann and Amir Mann, Shanghai Ghetto (2005)

Robert Kirk, Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness

LIC Australia, China From Within: Shanghai Jews (200-)

Karen Shopsowitz, A Place to Save Your Life: The Story of the Jewish Refugee Community of Shanghai, China Montreith Inn Productions (NY: Filmakers Library, 1992)

Yossi Turisky, Chinese Jews on the Banks of the Yellow River (Waltham: The National Center for Jewish Film, 198?)

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