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Legends of the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng

Author: Xin Xu; Beverly Friend; Cheng Ting
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : KTAV Pub., 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of legends and stories from the oral tradition of this group of Jews who migrated to China long ago offers a look at their history and unique identity.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Xu, Xin, 1949-
Legends of the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng.
Hoboken, N.J. : KTAV Pub., 1995
(OCoLC)605013058
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xin Xu; Beverly Friend; Cheng Ting
ISBN: 0881255289 9780881255287
OCLC Number: 33080149
Description: xvi, 140 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: The Great Journey --
Friendship Between Chinese and Jews --
A Debate Under a Big Locust Tree --
The Emperor Bestows Surnames --
The Beginning of a New Life --
What's in a Name? --
Bearing the Weight of Tradition --
In the Hall of the Moral Gao --
A Permanent Record in an Impermanent World --
A Mutual Discovery: Jews and Jesuits --
Resisting Conversion --
Rescuing Sacred Books --
Rebuilding the Synagogue --
Kaifeng Jewry's First Family --
Rejecting the Imperial Envoy's Proposal --
The Twelve Golden Calves --
A Tale of Brotherly Love --
Where Is Israel? --
The Tenacity of Tradition --
We Are Jews.
Responsibility: by Xu Xin, with Beverly Friend ; illustrated by Ting Cheng.

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A collection of legends and stories from the oral tradition of this group of Jews who migrated to China long ago offers a look at their history and unique identity.

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