A reader wrote: I spotted this exhibition (“Jewish Refugees and Shanghai”  by the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum) on the first floor corridor of the main building of the University of Basel the other...

Turn of the century Shanghai was a hotbed of imperialist engagement, capitalism, revolutionary politics, crime, and intellectualism. Therefore, it is no coincidence that it was in Shanghai that the 1905 anti-American...

This is the story of how Song Dynasty China invented paper currency while Western Europe was still trying to figure out how 2-dimensional perspective worked. A first edition of Song paper...

Confucian thought, in its most simplistic form, holds that the balance of the universe rests upon the upholding of relationships—the relationship between the ruler and the ruled, parents and children, husbands...

In 771 BCE the Zhou Dynasty moved its seat from Hao, to the eastern city of Luoyang, precipitating a long period of gradual decentralization, spanning from 770-221 BCE. This period of...

Welcome to one of those posts that is secretly derived from my thesis research. Contains mention of the Holocaust. My research is still in its early stages, so this breakdown of...

Late nineteenth century photo of two members of the Kaifeng Jewish community When people think about Jewish Diaspora communities, they probably think of Fiddler on the Roof style Jewish communities. They...