Chinese and Jews: encounters between cultures

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Vallentine Mitchell, 2008 - History - 187 pages
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This book deals with the large variety of contacts that constitute intercultural relations. These studies suggest the different areas literature, history, society research can take to discover the interaction of ideas and peoples. It furthermore illustrates how widely disparate cultures can communicate over time and space as well as the different means that are employed in cultural adjustment. Contents include: Jewish Communities in China: A Brief Overview --- Kaifeng Jews: Sinification and the Persistence of Identity and History --- Destination Shanghai, Permits, and Transit Visas, 19381941 --- Translating the Ancestors: SIJ Schereschewskys 1875 Chinese Version of Genesis --- Notes on the Early Reception of the Old Testament --- Several Psalms in Chinese Translation --- Translation Literature in Modern China: The Yiddish Author and his Tale --- Martin Buber and Daoism

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A Brief Overview
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Sinification and the Persistence of Identity
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Destination Shanghai Permits and Transit Visas 19381941
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Irene Eber is Louis Frieberg Professor of East Asian Studies (emeritus) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Senior Fellow at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute. She earned her Ph.D. in 1966 at Claremont Graduate University in California. She is the author or editor of six scholarly books on Chinese history and thought. She lives in Jerusalem.

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