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Chinese Scholar to give talk April 13: "Jews in Modern China"

Chinese Scholar to give talk April 13: "Jews in Modern China"

Xu Xin (Nanjing University, China), "Jews in Modern China"
Monday, April 13, 5:00pm
3M Auditorium
Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota
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China's premier Judaic scholar, Xu Xin (徐新) is the Diane and Guilford Glazer Chair Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies and Dean of the Institute of Jewish/Israel Studies at Nanjing University, China. He is President of the China Judaic Studies Association and Editor-in-Chief and a major contributor of the Chinese edition of Encyclopedia Judaica. He is author of Anti-Semitism: How and Why, A History of Western Culture and The Jews of Kaifeng, China: History, Culture, and Religion. He has served as a fellow or visiting scholar at Hebrew Union College, Harvard University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Bar-Ilan University, and Tel Aviv University.
This lecture is part of the exhibit, Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941), a collaborative community effort to share information about the unique experiences of Jewish refugees in Shanghai during World War II. The cornerstone of this project is a historical exhibit curated by the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum and on display at Sabes JCC and St. Paul JCC. The exhibit has been enhanced with additional stories from four "Shanghailanders" with deep Minnesota connections.