Laura Margolis in the Spotlight

Portrait of a heroine in Shanghai The story of Laura Margolis reads like an epic novel. She embodies what larger-than-life literary heroines are made of, though without embellishment, exaggeration, panache or hubris. She was the [...]

When Past and Present Collide

Reshaping the future of the historic Shanghai Ghetto Site of the former JDC office Street view of the former Jewish Ghetto areal Seemingly there is a real tension in Shanghai's Tilanqiao district. The tension is [...]

Replanting Roots in Shanghai

Architect Haim Dotan’s Journey Architect Haim Dotan To understand the importance of the Israel Pavilion in Shanghai, it is necessary to understand the history of the ties that bind these two ancient peoples. The story [...]

Animating Jewish-Chinese Relationships

A story of lasting friendship Judaism and Israel are hot topics in China. Over ten Chinese Universities now offer programs in Judaic Studies, at least one offering a doctoral program. China’s state-owned television network, CCTV, [...]