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...

“They bind our hands and then complain that we do not make use of them.” –Moses Mendelssohn When Europe fell into the First World War, German Jews were enthusiastic about the...

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...

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...

This weekend I was schmoozing at an event when some guy asked me what kind of history I study. I said “I’m currently researching the role of gender in Jewish emigration...

January 11, 2019: This post was a bit of a thought experiment to see if this theory could go anywhere after taking some intensive courses. I still think some of these...