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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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CALL FOR PAPERS
NYCAS 2020 (SUNY Brockport)
SEPTEMBER 11-12, 2020

Plan NOW to participate in NYCAS 2020!

In association with the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS), Brockport will host an international conference focused on the critical concept of Identity through which to explore Asia’s rich and varied cultures.

CONFERENCE THEME: IDENTIFYING ASIA
Identity concerns a perceived set of characteristics performed and experienced either via social association, sanctified recognition, or personal assignation.

Scholars may propose topics on (but not limited to) identity, which can be used to a range of significant and timely lenses such as:
•    The Personal: the body, sexuality, gender, ethnicity, spirituality, artistic products, creativity and imagination;
•    The Social and Global: systems of power, (gov., business, economics, education) quality of life, access, desire and aspirations;
•    The Historical: interpretations, narratives, nationalism, imperialism and colonialism (pre-, post-, and de-);
•    The Environmental: eco-systems, sustainability, local and regional philosophies and politics;
•    The Digital: the impact of technology (all forms) on constructions of the self and impact on culture and values.

SUBMISSIONS
We welcome proposals for traditional or non-traditional panels, individual papers, roundtables, workshops and educationally- related performances. Graduate student and advanced undergraduate participation is highly encouraged. Please use our proposal submission form found on the Brockport NYCAS 2020 Conference website www.brockport.edu/academics/conferences/new_york_asian_studies/.
The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2020

WEBSITES AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Conference: www.brockport.edu/academics/conferences/new_york_asian_studies/
Conference Chair:  Natalie Sarrazin nsarrazi@brockport.edu
NYCAS Website: https://asianstudies.buffalo.edu/nycas/