Where the World Comes to Windham County


Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The Cultural Links between Judaism and China
A Talk by Tiberiu Weisz
Centre Congregational Church Parlor
193 Main St., Brattleboro
Refreshments and Conversation from 7:00 pm

In his talk Tiberiu Weisz will look at two of the world’s oldest surviving cultures in a new light, not as fossils, but rather as two vibrant cultures tied by invisible bonds that have allowed them to flourish until today.  He will pose provocative questions, such as:  Is Judaism the cultural yang to China’s yin? What traces of biblical Judaism are found in the sayings of ancient Chinese sages?

Weisz photoTiberiu Weisz is an independent scholar of Chinese language and culture. He has pursued his interest in Classical Chinese and comparative cultural studies of Judaism and China for 40 years. He has taught Chinese and served as an in-house China consultant to a Minneapolis-based company while continuing to write and translate from Chinese. He has authored three books and published over a dozen articles about Judaism and China. Currently in retirement, he holds workshop classes on Chinese calligraphy .  

Published works (available on amazon.com):
1. A History of the Kaifeng Israelites : Encounters with Israelites in Chinese Literature (2018)
2. The Covenant and the Mandate of Heaven: An In-depth Comparative study of Judaism and China (2008)
3. The Kaifeng Stone Inscriptions The Legacy of the Jewish Community in Ancient China (2006)

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