A Study of Jewish Refugees in China (1933–1945)

History, Theories and the Chinese Pattern

  • Guang Pan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Formation, Development and End of the Jewish Refugee Community in China

  3. A Theoretical Perspective on Jewish Refugees and the Sino-Jewish Relationship

  4. The Chinese Pattern of Haven for Jews during World War II

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 343-348

About this book


This book comprehensively discusses the topic of Jews fleeing the Holocaust to China. It is divided into three parts: historical facts; theories; and the Chinese model. The first part addresses the formation, development and end of the Jewish refugee community in China, offering a systematic review of the history of Jewish Diaspora, including historical and recent events bringing European Jews to China; Jewish refugees arriving in China: route, time, number and settlement; the Jewish refugee community in Shanghai; Jewish refugees in other Chinese cities; the "Final Solution" for Jewish refugees in Shanghai and the “Designated Area for Stateless Refugees”; friendship between the Jewish refugees and the local Chinese people; the departure of Jews and the end of the Jewish refugee community in China. The second part provides deeper perspectives on the Jewish refugees in China and the relationship between Jews and the Chinese. The third part explores the Chinese model in the history of Jewish Diaspora, focusing on the Jews fleeing the Holocaust to China and compares the Jewish refugees in China with those in other parts of the world. It also introduces the Chinese model concept and presents the five features of the model.


Communal Association of Central European Jews the Restricted Sector for Stateless Refugees Council of the Jewish Community Shanghai Jewish refugees in Shangha Settlement of Jews in China the Meisinger Plan Stateless Refugees Sino-Jewish relationship Jewish Refugees

Authors and affiliations

  • Guang Pan
    • 1
  1. 1.Shanghai Academy of Social SciencesShanghaiChina

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