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Richard I. Cohen

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190912628

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190912628.001.0001

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James Ross and Song Lihong (eds.), The Image of Jews in Contemporary China. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 216. 244 pp.

James Ross and Song Lihong (eds.), The Image of Jews in Contemporary China. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 216. 244 pp.

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James Ross and Song Lihong (eds.), The Image of Jews in Contemporary China. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 216. 244 pp.
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Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society
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Richard I. Cohen
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0032

This chapter reviews the book The Image of Jews in Contemporary China (2016), edited by James Ross and Song Lihong. The Image of Jews in Contemporary China includes philosophical reflections, Kaifeng history, a travelogue from a visit to Jewish descendants in Kaifeng, and essays on the Holocaust, Israeli literature, how the general public in China reads the Bible, and political relations between China and Israel. The book begins with the essay “Perceiving Jews in Modern China,” followed by “Images of Jews in Contemporary Books, Blogs and Films,” “Chinese Policy towards Kaifeng Jews,” “Distinctiveness: A Major Jewish Characteristic,” and “Reflections on Chinese Jewish Studies: A Comparative Perspective.”

Keywords:   James Ross, Song Lihong, The Image of Jews, Jews, China, Kaifeng, Bible, Holocaust, Israeli literature, Israel, Kaifeng Jews, Chinese Jewish Studies

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