Israeli Studies in China
Shanghai International Studies University (SHISU)
Israel and the Jewish people are a veritable enigma to the Chinese. Stemming from a Confucian as opposed to Judeo-Christian background, the Chinese find the history and culture of Israel and the Jews to be foreign and unfamiliar. At the same time there is growing interest in learning about Israel and its people.
This conference will host Chinese academics from newly formed Israel Studies Programs around the country as well as university faculty interested in establishing or investigating Israel Studies and Israeli scholars presenting on key fields of study that provide insights into Israel’s society, history, politics, economics, culture, foreign affairs, and diplomacy.