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The Sino-Judaic Institute has been a pioneer in the field of Chinese-Jewish relations for over 30 years. We are a virtual institute, based in the United States, but with members the world over. We offer this website as a resource to all who are curious about various aspects of Chinese-Jewish relations and want to learn more. SJI is a membership organization.  We welcome your participation and involvement.

Our fields of work include:

  • The study of the ancient Jewish community of Kaifeng, where Jews have been living now for over a millennium, and assisting the Kaifeng Jewish descendants to reconnect with their cultural heritage as appropriate.
  • The study of Jewish life in Shanghai, Harbin, Tianjin, Hong Kong and elsewhere in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • The study of cross-cultural issues such as literary influences, comparative diasporas, religion, intermarriage and family matters, etc.
  • The support of Jewish Studies programs in China and fostering scholarship in this field.
  • Promotion of tourism to Kaifeng and other cities and to make current exhibits on the Jews of China more accessible to the public.
  • Publicaton of Points East, a journal that comes out three times a year, and Sino-Judaica, an occasional scholarly publication.
 
 
                        
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Please join us!
Dr. Feng Shan Ho, the Angel of Vienna
 
DESTINATION SHANGHAI
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
4-5:15 PM US EASTERN TIME
free program
 
Dr. Feng Shan Ho was a Chinese diplomat stationed in Vienna during the time of Kristallnacht. Thanks to him, thousands of Jewish refugees were able to escape to Shanghai, where they found a safe haven. Feng Shan Howas recognized in 2000 as Righteous Among the Nations. Preview the new PBS film Harbor from the Holocaust (2020, dir. Violet Du Feng). Then meet the diplomat's daughter Manli Ho, a journalist, who will be in dialogue with Holocaust historian Dr. Mordecai Paldiel. This program is presented in partnership with The WNET Group.
For more information and to register, please click here.