The Great Schlep Forward

The Great Schlep Forward

There’s a new growth industry in China: Jewish Studies Centers.

Ten universities have them. There are Jewish Studies classes and conferences, a China Judaic Studies Association, and the Institute of Jewish Studies at Nanjing University has published an 800-page Chinese translation of the authoritative Encyclopaedia Judaica. Mazel tov.

Related:

“So a Jew goes to China …” Michael Levy, Salon

“The Quest For Kosher Among China’s Other Billion,” Amy Ta, NPR

A tip o’ the yarmulke to InsideHigherEd.com

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Image (“Rabbi Mao, after Warhol”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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