While some Christian missionaries in China aim to fill spaces left by the suppression of traditional values and decline of Maoism, others work to convert members of already beleaguered minority cultures such as Tibetan Buddhism....
Oct 15, 2011
The Los Angeles Times looks at China’s small, ancient Jewish community in Kaifeng and the few members who have moved to Israel: Jin and her relatives belong to a community of Chinese Jews that was established in the 9th...
Apr 2, 2010
A New York Times travel story visits the few remaining but active Jews in Kaifeng, Henan: Earlier, Ms. Guo had brought us into a narrow courtyard at 21 Teaching Torah Lane — an alley once central to the city’s Jewish community,...
May 19, 2008
From AFP: The heroic actions of a Chinese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust by issuing visas for them to flee Austria are being honoured in an exhibition at the US Congress. Against the orders of his...
Mar 8, 2007
From the New York Times: Fu Qian, renamed Cecelia Nealon-Shapiro at 3 months, was one of the first Chinese children ” most of them girls ” taken in by American families after China opened its doors to international adoption in the early 1990s. Now, at 13, she is one of the first to complete the […]
Jun 16, 2006
From NPR: A new Jewish center has just opened in Shanghai, the first of its kind in China in 50 years. During the World War II, the city saved an estimated 30,000 Jewish lives by welcoming refugees fleeing the Nazis. But Shanghai’s Jewish history has been all but forgotten there. Now, some are struggling to […]
Dec 3, 2005
From the Jerusalem Post: On the morning of July 6, 1913, Shaw Bah Tien sat in his private room, waiting. The atmosphere in the house was tense. His beloved wife, Ni, was about to give birth. He had never been a father and was a little unsure of the procedure. They had not been married […]
Sep 7, 2005
From Israel National News: Shlomo and Dina Jin are descendants of the Jewish community that existed for nearly a thousand years in Kaifeng, China. With the help of the Shavei Israel organization, the Jins recently completed their conversion back to Judaism by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate, and will be getting married at 5:30 PM at Heichal […]
Jun 9, 2005
From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency: S.H. Chang is a Yiddish specialist at Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages in Taiwan. She may be one of a kind ” after all, you don’t find many Chinese academics in Taiwan studying and writing about Yiddish. A soft-spoken Taiwanese woman in her early 30s who has written about and […]
CDT in the News
- Mind Matters – Xi’an Lockdown: Beijing Continues to Pursue “Zero-Covid”
- News.com.au – China’s Covid zero policy is floundering against Omicron
- The Wire China – Open Source
- PBS Newshour – Examining the human toll of China’s stringent COVID policy
- Wainao – Hu Xijin’s retirement, the future after the “flattering era”