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October 2004 - Announcement

2004 “Judaism and Society” Symposium

Scheduled for Nanjing, China Oct 11-15

This symposium offers an interdisciplinary forum uniting scholars, research fellows and teachers in exploring the latest discoveries, achievements, and developments in the study of Judaism. Not only will Chinese scholars in the field of Jewish studies have opportunity to gain a better understanding of the core of Jewish culture, but foreign scholars will learn the latest developments in the study of Judaism in China. Organized by the Center for Jewish Studies and Department of Religious Studies at Nanjing University, with the approval of the Chinese authorities, the Symposium will be held in Nanjing, from October 11-15, 2004.

The Symposium will emphasize the intensification of Jewish studies in China during the last 15 years when Judaism became a formal subject of academic study.

We welcome papers dealing with the following topics:

  • The Study of the Formation of Judaism
  • The Study of Social Functions of Judaism
  • Judaism and Modernity
  • Judaism and Its Relation with Society and Modern Jews
  • The Study and Teaching of Judaism in China

If you are interested in attending, please return the enclosed form by email, post, or fax. To submit a paper, please send an abstract of not more than 400 words to the symposium secretary at the address below. The deadline is March 31, 2004. The program committee will then send each applicant a conference program and visa invitation no later than April 30.

Optional activities before and after the conference include trips to visit Jewish-related sties in Shanghai, Kaifeng, Tienjin, and other cities.


Prof. Xu Xin, Center for Jewish Studies
Department of Religious Studies, Nanjing University
Nanjing, 210093, China

Fax: 0086-25-2283598