Jewish Studies is a small but growing field in China. The Glazer Institute of Jewish Studies at Nanjing University, founded in 1992 and renamed in 2007 for Los Angeles philanthropists Diane and Guilford Glazer, offers regular courses on Judaism, Jewish history and culture, and Holocaust studies. What kinds of issues may Chinese scholars in Judaic Studies encounter in a land which is neither Christian nor Muslim, and where Judaism and the animus against it are not deep-seated? The talk will address the current situation and future prospects of Jewish studies in China.
About the Speaker: LIHONG SONG is Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Deputy Director of the Glazer Institute of Jewish Studies at Nanjing University, China. He has published numerous articles on Jews and Judaism in China. He is currently on leave, doing research at the University of Pennsylvania on Jewish-Gentile relations in Classical Antiquity.