Summary Book Review The Jews of China: v. 1: Historical and Comparative Perspectives by Jonathan Goldstein:
Download or read book The Jews of China: v. 1: Historical and Comparative Perspectives written by Jonathan Goldstein and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-02-24 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This interdisciplinary study examines patterns of migration, acculturation, assimilation and economic activity of successive waves of Jewish arrivals in China from approximately AD 1100 to 1949.
Summary Book Review Comparative Perspectives on Judaisms and Jewish Identities by Stephen Sharot:
Download or read book Comparative Perspectives on Judaisms and Jewish Identities written by Stephen Sharot and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Comparative Perspectives on Judaisms and Jewish Identities makes a unique contribution, building on but not duplicating Sharot's earlier work. There is no comparable work that covers all of these periods and particular cases."---Harriet Hartman, professor of sociology at Rowan University In Comparative Perspectives on Judaisms and Jewish Identities author Stephen Sharot uses his work published in journals and collected volumes over the past thirty-five years to examine a range of Jewish communities across both time and geography. Sharot's sociological analyses consider religious developments and identities in diverse Jewish communities from Imperial China and Renaissance Italy to contemporary Israel and the United States The book is divided into four parts: the first compares religious developments in pre-modern and early modern Jewish communities; the second focuses on Jewish religious movements, especially messianic-millennial and antinomian, in the premodern and early modern period; the third examines Jewish religious and ethnic identities in the modern period; and the fourth relates developments in Judaism in the modern period to theoretical debates on secularization, fundamentalism, and public religion in the sociology of religion
Summary Book Review The Jews of China: Historical and comparative perspectives by Benjamin Isadore Schwartz:
Download or read book The Jews of China: Historical and comparative perspectives written by Benjamin Isadore Schwartz and published by M.E. Sharpe. This book was released on 1999 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An impressive interdisciplinary effort by Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and Western Sinologists and Judaic Studies specialists, these books scrutinize patterns of migration, acculturation, assimilation, and economic activity of successive waves of Jewish arrivals in China from approximately A.D.1100 to 1949.
Summary Book Review The Jews of China: v. 2: A Sourcebook and Research Guide by Jonathan Goldstein:
Download or read book The Jews of China: v. 2: A Sourcebook and Research Guide written by Jonathan Goldstein and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-10-12 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An impressive interdisciplinary effort by Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and Western Sinologists and Judaic Studies specialists, these books scrutinize patterns of migration, acculturation, assimilation, and economic activity of successive waves of Jewish arrivals in China from approximately A.D.1100 to 1949.
Summary Book Review Publishing in Tsarist Russia by Yukiko Tatsumi:
Download or read book Publishing in Tsarist Russia written by Yukiko Tatsumi and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-02-20 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: According to Benedict Anderson, the rapid expansion of print media during the late-1700s popularised national history and standardised national languages, thus helping create nation-states and national identities at the expense of the old empires. Publishing in Tsarist Russia challenges this theory and, by examining the history of Russian publishing through a transnational lens, reveals how the popular press played an important and complex Imperial role, while providing a “soft infrastructure” which the subjects could access to change Imperial order. As this volume convincingly argues, this is because the Russian language at this time was a lingua franca; it crossed borders and boundaries, reaching speakers of varying nationalities. Russian publications, then, were able to effectively operate within the structure of Imperialism but as a public space, they went beyond the control of the Tsar and ethnic Russians. This exciting international team of scholars provide a much-needed, fresh take on the history of Russian publishing and contribute significantly to our understanding of print media, language and empire from the 18th to 20th centuries. Publishing in Tsarist Russia is therefore a vital resource for scholars of Russian history, comparative nationalism, and publishing studies.
Author :Hon-Lun Helan Yang Publisher :University of Hawaii Press Release Date :2020-09-30 ISBN 10 :9780824879662 Pages :289 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.7/5 (966 users download)
Summary Book Review Networking the Russian Diaspora by Hon-Lun Helan Yang:
Download or read book Networking the Russian Diaspora written by Hon-Lun Helan Yang and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2020-09-30 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Networking the Russian Diaspora is a fascinating and timely study of interwar Shanghai. Aside from the vacated Orthodox Church in the former French Concession where most Russian émigrés resided, Shanghai today displays few signs of the bustling settlement of those years. Russian musicians established the first opera company in China, as well as choirs, bands and ensembles to play for their own and other communities. Russian musicians were the core of Shanghai’s lauded Municipal Orchestra, and taught at China’s first conservatory. Two Russian émigré composers in particular -- Alexander Tcherepnin and Aaron Avshalomov – experimented with incorporating Chinese elements into their compositions as harbingers of intercultural music that has become a well-recognized trend in composition since the late twentieth century. The Russian musical scene in Shanghai was the embodiment of musical cosmopolitanism, anticipating the hybrid nature of twentieth-first century music arising from cultural contacts through migration, globalization, and technological advancement. Networking the Russian Diaspora is a pioneering study of the Russian community, especially its musical activities and influence in Shanghai. While the focus of the book is on music, it also gives insight into the social dynamics between Russians and other Europeans on the one hand, and with the Chinese on the other. The volume co-authored by Chinese music specialists makes a significant contribution to studies of diaspora, cultural identity, and migration through focusing on a little studied area of Sino-Russian cultural relations and Russian influence in modern China. The discoveries stretch the boundaries of music studies by addressing the relational aspects of Western music – how it has articulated national and cultural identities but also served to connect people of different origins and cultural backgrounds.
Author :James D. Frankel Publisher :University of Hawaii Press Release Date :2011-01-31 ISBN 10 :9780824861032 Pages :274 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.6/5 (13 users download)
Summary Book Review Rectifying God’s Name by James D. Frankel:
Download or read book Rectifying God’s Name written by James D. Frankel and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2011-01-31 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Islam first arrived in China more than 1,200 years ago, but for more than a millennium it was perceived as a foreign presence. The restoration of native Chinese rule by the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), after nearly a century of Mongol domination, helped transform Chinese intellectual discourse on ideological, social, political, religious, and ethnic identity. This led to the creation of a burgeoning network of Sinicized Muslim scholars who wrote about Islam in classical Chinese and developed a body of literature known as the Han Kitab. Rectifying God’s Name examines the life and work of one of the most important of the Qing Chinese Muslim literati, Liu Zhi (ca. 1660–ca. 1730), and places his writings in their historical, cultural, social, and religio-philosophical context. His Tianfang danli (Ritual law of Islam) represents the most systematic and sophisticated attempt within the Han Kitab corpus to harmonize Islam with Chinese thought. The volume begins by situating Liu Zhi in the historical development of the Chinese Muslim intellectual tradition, examining his sources and influences as well as his legacy. Delving into the contents of Liu Zhi’s work, it focuses on his use of specific Chinese terms and concepts, their origins and meanings in Chinese thought, and their correspondence to Islamic principles. A close examination of the Tianfang dianli reveals Liu Zhi’s specific usage of the concept of Ritual as a common foundation of both Confucian morality and social order and Islamic piety. The challenge of expressing such concepts in a context devoid of any clear monotheistic principle tested the limits of his scholarship and linguistic finesse. Liu Zhi's theological discussion in the Tianfang dianli engages not only the ancient Confucian tradition, but also Daoism, Buddhism, and even non-Chinese traditions. His methodology reveals an erudite and cosmopolitan scholar who synthesized diverse influences, from Sufism to Neo-Confucianism, and possibly even Jesuit and Jewish sources, into a body of work that was both steeped in tradition and, yet, exceedingly original, epitomizing the phenomenon of Chinese Muslim simultaneity. A compelling and multidimensional study, Rectifying God’s Name will be eagerly welcomed by interested readers of Chinese and Islamic religious and social history, as well as students and scholars of comparative religion.
Summary Book Review Entangled Histories by Dan Ben-Canaan:
Download or read book Entangled Histories written by Dan Ben-Canaan and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2013-10-29 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The authors of this book focus on transcultural entanglements in Manchuria during the first half of the twentieth century. Manchuria, as Western historiography commonly designates the three northeastern provinces of China, was a politically, culturally and economically contested region. In the late nineteenth century, the region became the centre of competing Russian, Chinese and Japanese interests, thereby also attracting global attention. The coexistence of people with different nationalities, ethnicities and cultures in Manchuria was rarely if ever harmoniously balanced or static. On the contrary, interactions were both dynamic and complex. Semi-colonial experiences affected the people’s living conditions, status and power relations. The transcultural negotiations between all population groups across borders of all kinds are the subject of this book. The chapters of this volume shed light on various entangled histories in areas such as administration, the economy, ideas, ideologies, culture, media and daily life.
Summary Book Review Fascism in Manchuria by Susanne Hohler:
Download or read book Fascism in Manchuria written by Susanne Hohler and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-12-02 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The history of the Russian fascist movement in Harbin, Manchuria during the 1930s has become increasingly relevant to our understanding of modern Russia. As a railway junction and an important centre of the Jewish Diaspora, the city of Harbin became a focus of Russian emigration to Manchuria in the early 1930s, partly because of its proximity to the resource-rich Manchurian plains. In this multicultural and cosmopolitan setting the first Russian fascist groups were established. Based on an analysis of Russian civil society, Fascism in Manchuria sheds light on the impact of the newly-founded All-Russian Fascist Party on the Russian emigre community, employing the concept of 'dark' civil society. Suzanne Hohler demonstrates how fascist involvement in local civil society increasingly determined public opinion, examining the power of the military organizations, the symbols and style of the fascist organizations, the cult of the leader as well as the 'public-relations' activities of the fascist organizations and of the so-called Russian Club. In this context the book provides not only insights into the history and ideology of the far eastern branch of Russian fascism and its transnational connections, but also touches upon a variety of issues of daily life in the city, issues such as education, drug addiction and hooliganism among Russian youth, the local YMCA, the famous Kaspe kidnapping and the rise of anti-Semitism. Fascist literature from Harbin is being republished in today's Russia, and Fascism in Manchuria provides an important historical context for the thinking and motives which drive the Russian right."
Summary Book Review The Jewish-Chinese Nexus by M. Avrum Ehrlich:
Download or read book The Jewish-Chinese Nexus written by M. Avrum Ehrlich and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2008-06-26 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Jewish Chinese Nexus explores through a collection of articles the nexus between two of the oldest, intact, starkly contrasting and most interesting civilizations on earth; Jews and Chinese. This volume studies how they are interacting in modernity; how they view each other and what areas of cooperation are evolving between their scholars, activists and politicians and what talents, qualities and social assets are being recognized on each side for the purpose of cooperation and exchange. Featuring contributions from some of the most important scholars and activists from China and from around the Jewish Diaspora, the essays purview China related themes including the fascination of Chinese with Jews and Judaism and its potential value in Chinese national and religious reconstruction; religious and ethnic identity; East – West interactions. It deals with the growing Jewish community in China and its impact as well as the development of Jewish studies in China and the translation of Jewish texts into Chinese and their impact. The work is a first of its kind, identifying an emerging meeting point between these two people and arguing that despite the giant contrasts in their national constructs they have nonetheless other important patterns and themes in common which pave the way for fruitful cooperation and mutual respect.
Author :Jonathan Goldstein Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2015-11-13 ISBN 10 :9783110351507 Pages :255 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (15 users download)
Summary Book Review Jewish Identities in East and Southeast Asia by Jonathan Goldstein:
Download or read book Jewish Identities in East and Southeast Asia written by Jonathan Goldstein and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2015-11-13 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Jewish communities of East and Southeast Asia display an impressive diversity. Jonathan Goldstein’s book covers the period from 1750 and focuses on seven of the area’s largest cities and trading emporia: Singapore, Manila, Taipei, Harbin, Shanghai, Rangoon, and Surabaya. The book isolates five factors which contributed to the formation of transnational, multiethnic, and multicultural identity: memory, colonialism, regional nationalism, socialism, and Zionism. It emphasizes those factors which preserved specifically Judaic aspects of identity. Drawing extensively on interviews conducted in all seven cities as well as governmental, institutional, commercial, and personal archives, censuses, and cemetery data, the book provides overviews of communal life and intimate portraits of leading individuals and families. Jews were engaged in everything from business and finance to revolutionary activity. Some collaborated with the Japanese while others confronted them on the battlefield. The book attempts to treat fully and fairly the wide spectrum of Jewish experience ranging from that of the ultra-Orthodox to the completely secular.
Author :Roger V. Des Forges Publisher :Stanford University Press Release Date :2003 ISBN 10 :0804740445 Pages :460 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.0/5 (474 users download)
Summary Book Review Cultural Centrality and Political Change in Chinese History by Roger V. Des Forges:
Download or read book Cultural Centrality and Political Change in Chinese History written by Roger V. Des Forges and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Ming period of Chinese history is often depicted as one of cultural aridity, political despotism, and social stasis. Recent studies have shown that the arts continued to flourish, government remained effective, people enjoyed considerable mobility, and China served as a center of the global economy. This study goes further to argue that China’s perennial quest for cultural centrality resulted in periodic political changes that permitted the Chinese people to retain control over social and economic developments. The study focuses on two and a half million people in three prefectures of northeast Henan, the central province in the heart of the "central plain”--a common synecdoche for China. The author argues that this population may have been more representative of the Chinese people at large than were the residents of more prosperous regions. Many diverse individuals in northeast Henan invoked historical models to deal with the present and shape the future. Though they differed in the lessons they drew, they shared the view that the Han dynasty was particularly relevant to their own time. Han and Ming politics were integral parts of a pattern of Chinese historical development that has lasted to the present.
Summary Book Review From Kaifeng to Shanghai by Roman Malek:
Download or read book From Kaifeng to Shanghai written by Roman Malek and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 622 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The collection presents the proceedings of the international colloquium held in Sankt Augustin in 1997 and additional materials. The articles are written in English, German or Chinese (with English abstracts). The volume includes a general index with glossary.
Summary Book Review Rethinking China in the 1950s by Mechthild Leutner:
Download or read book Rethinking China in the 1950s written by Mechthild Leutner and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2007 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The articles in this issue deal with various aspects of the on-going re-evaluation and reconsideration of the far-reaching political, economic and ideological transformation of China in the 1950s, exploring the broader themes in various subfields and from different perspectives. There is a special focus on specific developments in the early 1950s: on land reform and the significance of this for the political consolidation of the new People's Republic, on state violence and mass crimes; on the state discourse on housewives and housework; on the establishment of Chinese as a foreign language at Peking University from the perspective of an eye-witness. Two studies deal with developments in the field of historiography: the first analyses the discussions of Chinese intellectuals in the late 1950s who were seeking to establish historical legitimacy; the second highlights recent debates among historians and intellectuals who have been creating new master narratives and have been involved, in pluralistic terms, in newly constructing the history of the 1950s, especially with regard to the Great Leap Forward and the 1957 Anti-Rightist Movement.
Summary Book Review The Jews of China: Historical and comparative perspectives by Jonathan Goldstein:
Download or read book The Jews of China: Historical and comparative perspectives written by Jonathan Goldstein and published by . This book was released on 1999 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: