History of Shanghai
The history of Shanghai spans over a thousand years and closely parallels the development of modern China. Originally a small agricultural village, Shanghai developed during the late Qing dynasty (16...
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Li Yu Ying
Li Shizeng (Chinese: 李石曾; Wade–Giles: Li Shih-tseng; 29 May 1881 – 30 September 1973) was an educator, promoter of anarchist doctrines, political activist, and member of the Chinese Nationalis...
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Sidney Rittenberg
Sidney Rittenberg (Chinese: 李敦白; pinyin: Lǐ Dūnbái; born August 14, 1921) is an American journalist, scholar, and Chinese linguist who lived in China from 1944 to 1979. He worked closely with ...
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Horace Kadoorie
Sir Horace Kadoorie, CBE (28 September 1902 - 22 April 1995) was an industrialist, hotelier, and philanthropist. His father was Sir Elly Kadoorie, and his uncle, Sir Ellis Kadoorie. His family were o...
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Silas Aaron Hardoon
Silas Aaron Hardoon (Chinese: 哈同; pinyin: Hātóng; 1851–1931) was a wealthy businessman and well-known public figure in the city of Shanghai in the early 20th century.
Silas was born Saleh ...
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A Jewish Girl in Shanghai
A Jewish Girl in Shanghai (Chinese: 猶太女孩在上海) is a 2010 Chinese animated family film written by Wu Lin and based on his graphic novel of the same name. It is directed by Wang Genfa and Zhang Zhenh...
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Noel Jacobs
Noel S. Jacobs (1898–1977) was the first and only commander of the Jewish Company of the Shanghai Volunteer Corps. Born in England to a Methodist family, he grew up in Hong Kong. He was a founder-memb...
Elias David Sassoon
Elias David Sassoon (27 March 1820 – 21 March 1880) Indian Merchant and Banker born in India, was the second son of David Sasson an Iraqi-Indian philanthropist Jewish businessman involved in trade in ...
Solomon David Sassoon
Solomon David Sassoon (1915–1985) was an educator, Rabbi, philanthropist, fundraiser, and collector of Jewish manuscripts.
Solomon David Sassoon was born in August 1915 in London. He is a member o...
Kaifeng Jews
The Kaifeng Jews are members of a small Jewish community in Kaifeng, in the Henan province of China who have assimilated into Chinese society while preserving some Jewish traditions and customs. Their...
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Jewish settlement in the Japanese Empire
Shortly prior to and during World War II, and coinciding with the Second Sino-Japanese War, tens of thousands of Jewish refugees were resettled in the Japanese Empire. The onset of the European war by...
Adolph Joffe
Adolph Abramovich Joffe (Russian: Адо́льф Абра́мович Ио́ффе, alternative transliterations Adolf Ioffe or, rarely, Yoffe) (10 October 1883, Simferopol – 16 November 1927, Moscow) was a Communi...
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Victor Sassoon
Sir Ellice Victor Sassoon, 3rd Baronet, GBE (20 December 1881 – 13 August 1961) was a businessman and hotelier from the Sassoon merchant and banking family.
Sir Ellice Victor Elias Sassoon w...
History of the Jews in Hong Kong
The Jews have been present in Hong Kong since the mid-19th century. As a major financial centre, much of Hong Kong's Jewish community is temporary in nature, largely consisting of expatriates from cou...
Elly Kadoorie
Eleazer Silas Kadoorie, known as Sir Elly Kadoorie (1867 - August 2, 1944), was philanthropist and member of a wealthy family that had large business interests in the Far East. His brother was Sir Ell...
Tadeusz Romer
Tadeusz Romer (born December 6, 1894 in Antonosz near Kaunas - March 23, 1978 in Montreal) was a Polish diplomat and politician.He was a personal secretary to Roman Dmowski in 1919. Later he joined th...
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Ursula Kuczynski
Ursula Ruth Kuczynski (15 May 1907, Schöneberg, Prussia, German Empire – 7 July 2000, Berlin, Germany, also known as Ruth Werner, Ursula Beurton and Ursula Hamburger) was a German author and spy who w...
Emanuel Raphael Belilios
The Hon. Emanuel Raphael Belilios, CMG, JP (14 November 1837 – 11 November 1905) was a Hong Kong Jewish opium dealer and businessman.Belilios was born in Calcutta, British India on 14 November 1837. H...
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Franz Weidenreich
Franz Weidenreich (7 June 1873, Edenkoben – 11 July 1948, New York City) was a Jewish German anatomist and physical anthropologist who studied evolution.
Weidenreich studied at the Universit...
Lawrence Kadoorie, Baron Kadoorie
Lawrence Kadoorie, Baron Kadoorie, CBE (2 June 1899 in Hong Kong - 25 August 1993 in Hong Kong) was a famous industrialist, hotelier, and philanthropist. His father was Sir Elly Kadoorie, and his unc...
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Morris Cohen (adventurer)
Morris Abraham "Two-Gun" Cohen (1887–1970) was a British and Canadian adventurer of Jewish origin who became aide-de-camp to Sun Yat-sen and a major-general in the Chinese National Revolutionary Army....
Chiune Sugihara
Chiune Sugihara (杉原 千畝, Sugihara Chiune, 1 January 1900 – 31 July 1986) was a Japanese diplomat who served as Vice-Consul for the Empire of Japan in Lithuania. During World War II, he helped ...
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Thornycroft family
The Thornycroft family was a notable English family of sculptors, artists and engineers, connected by marriage to the historic Sassoon family. The earliest known mention of the family is stated in Geo...
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Aaron Avshalomov
Aaron Avshalomov (Russian: Ааро́н Авшало́мов; 11 November 1894 in Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, Russia – 26 April 1965, New York) was a Russian-born Jewish composer.Born into a Mountain Jewish family...
Mark Gayn
Mark Gayn (1902-1981) was an American and Canadian journalist, who worked for The Toronto Star for 30 years.
Mark J. Gayn was born in 1902 in China to Russian-Jewish parents who had migrated from ...
Manya Reiss
Manya Reiss (also known as Maria Aerova, sometimes spelled Ayerova, Chinese: 马尼娅; pinyin: Mǎníyà, 1900–1962) was an American Marxist-Leninist and a founding member of the Communist Party USA (...
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Salem Shaloam David
Salem Shaloam David (1853−?) was a Chinese convert to Judaism.
He was born in 1853 to Chinese parents in Hankou, China, who named him Feba. Feba remained with his parents until 1861, when his fam...