|Certificates: International Relations, Jewish and Israel Studies|
A historical and analytical overview of the Jewish presence in China from the silk road trade through the Holocaust, as well as the rebirth of Jewish identity among the Chinese Jews in Kaifeng today. Students will be encouraged to do comparative readings on Jewish survival and assimilation in different cultural contexts ranging from India to Europe.
The course cultivates critical reasoning, cross cultural analysis and intensive writing.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS)(CEAS-History)(HIST-MN)(HIST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
J. Goldstein, ed. THE JEWS OF CHINA vol 1 &2 (primary sources and analytical essays)
V. Schwarcz, TIME FOR TELLING TRUTH IS RUNNING OUT; CHINESE AND JEWISH CULTURAL MEMORY
P. Kupfer, YOUTAI--PRESENCE AND PERCEPTION OF JEWS AND JUDAISM IN CHINA
T. Weiss, THE COVENANT AND THE MANDATE--JUDAISM IN CHINA
Xu Xin, LEGENDS OF THE CHINESE JEWS OF KAIFENG
M. Meyer, FROM THE RIVERS OF BABYLON TO THE WHANGPOO: A CENTURY OF SEPHARADI JEWISH LIFE IN SHANGHAI
S. Wald, CHINA AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE
D. Levenathal, SINO-JUDAIC STUDIES--WHENCE AND WHITHER
|Examination and Assignments: |
There will be weekly short essays responding to the readings as well as a research essay on a topic of the student's choice.
|Instructor(s): Schwarcz,Vera Times: ...W... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 4||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 11||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 4||SO: 1||FR: 1|