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Christian Fundamentalists Targeting Tibetans

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....

China’s Female Imams

At China File, Kathleen McLaughlin describes China’s women-led mosques which, having weathered varying fortunes since the 17th Century, are now struggling to compete with the growing range of opportunities for young Hui...

Chinese Jews Feel More at Home in Israel

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...

Chinese Jews Face Existential Questions

The Wall Street Journal describes the Jews of Kaifeng, descendants of 11th Century Persian merchants. Although one Israeli group has helped some resettle there, their religious identity is not recognised by either Beijing or...

China’s Ancient Jewish Enclave

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,...

From a Village in China To the Wedding Canopy in Jerusalem – Baruch Gordon

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 […]

Nicholas D. Kristof: China, the World’s Capital

From the New York Times: So what can New York learn from a city like Kaifeng? One lesson is the importance of sustaining a technological edge and sound economic policies. Ancient China flourished partly because of pro-growth, pro-trade policies and technological innovations like curved iron plows, printing and paper money. But then China came to […]

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