Table of Contents for
The Theology of the Chinese Jews, 1000–1850 by Jordan Paper
Chapter 1: Introduction: The Four Questions
Who Are the Chinese Jews?
Are the Chinese Jews Jewish?
What Are the Sources for the Theology of the Chinese Jews?
Is This Theology Relevant Today?
Chapter 2: From Whence They Came to Where They Went
The Extent of the Diaspora
Jewish Life under Christianity and Islam: Tenth to Twelfth Centuries
The Sea Route to China and the Settlement in Kaifeng
Chapter 3: Life in China: Tenth to Nineteenth Centuries
Chapter 4: Brief History of Buddhism and the Abrahamic Traditions in China
The Buddhist Experience in China
Christianity to the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Christianity in China after the de Facto Demise of Judaism
Chapter 5: The Sinification of Judaism
Veneration of Ancestors: Family, Tribal, Religious, and Cultural
Education and Its Relationship to Judaism
The Kaifeng Jews and Their Neighbours
Chapter 6: A Speculative Theology of the Chinese Jews
The Names of God: Hebrew
The Kaifeng Synagogue’s Stelae and Plaques
The Names of God: Chinese
The Nature of Creation
Monotheism from a Chinese Perspective
A Speculative Chinese-Jewish Theology
Assimilation and Theology
Historical and Cultural Context
Postscript: What Western Jews Can Learn from the Kaifeng Jews |
Appendix: Chinese Logographs for Terms and Translations in Chapter 6