A History of the Kaifeng Israelites

Encounters with Israelites in Chinese Literature

by Tiberiu Weisz

A History of the Kaifeng Israelites
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A History of the Kaifeng Israelites

Encounters with Israelites in Chinese Literature

by Tiberiu Weisz

Published Nov 28, 2017
278 Pages
Genre: HISTORY / Asia / China



 

Book Details

Israelites in Chinese Literature

The book traces a small group of Israelite in Chinese literature who migrated and settled in China after the Babylonian exile. It identified the Chinese characters that denoted Israelites in Chinese literature, and based on that documented their presence and activities. Early Chinese sages quoted and made reference to Israelites while later literature treated them as natives. Though they were physically undistinguished from the Chinese, they were respected in their communities, and remained faithful to their Israelite roots.

 

Book Excerpt

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About the Author

Tiberiu Weisz

Tiberiu Weisz has published two books and numerous articles about cross cultural links between Judaism and China. His research and translation of the Kaifeng Stone Inscriptions led him to the discovery of an Israelite community in ancient Chinese Literature. "His fluency in Chinese and Hebrew... provides him a unique approach..." (www.myjewishbooks.com.)