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  China Travel Service - China Travel Guide
Kaifeng city, directly under the administration of Henan Province, is an industrial and agricultural city and a main commercial trade center in the Huanghuaihai(Huanghe river, Huaihe river and Haihe river valley) area and Longhai Lanxin (Lanzhou and Xinjiang)economic belts.
Kaifeng is situated at the east Henan plain with a flat terrain, temperate monsoon climate, four seaons, medium rainfall, adequate sunshine.
Kaifeng is one of the 29 milk goat breeding bases and one of the 26 suburban freshwater fish breeding bases in China.
www.landingchina.com /city_guide/Henan/Kaifeng.htm   (1455 words)

 Kaifeng, Regent Tour China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kaifeng, located in the eastern part of the alluvial plain in the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River is also called Bianzhou for the reason that it lies on the bank of Bian River.
Kaifeng is blessed with a temperate climate with distinctively divided four seasons.
Kaifeng is one of the seven ancient capitals in China, honored for its long history of more than 2,300 years.
www.regenttour.com /chinaplanner/kfg/kaifeng-glance.htm   (302 words)

 Kaifeng - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Located along the southern bank of the Yellow River, it borders the provincial capital of Zhengzhou to the west, Xinxiang to the northwest, Shangqiu to the east, Zhoukou to the southeast, Xuchang to the southwest, and the province of Shandong to the northeast.
The prefecture-level city of Kaifeng administers 5 districts and 5 counties.
Kaifeng is one of the Seven Ancient Capitals of China.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kaifeng   (772 words)

 Kaifeng, Henan Province, China -- Page 2
Kaifeng is located in eastern Henan Province, a few kilometers south of the Yellow River and east of the provincial capital, Zhengzhou.
Kaifeng served as the capital of the State of Wei (220-265) and later as the capital of China during the Five Dynasties period (907-960).
Kaifeng was pillaged by invading Jin in 1127 and was never restored.
www.paulnoll.com /China/Tourism/tourist-Kaifeng-scenes-2.html   (427 words)

 Kaifeng Travel ,
The city of Kaifeng is one ht East Henan Plain south of the Yellow River.
Kaifeng served as capital for seven feudalist dynasties in Chinese history.
However, the former splendor of Kaifeng was gradually diminished by wars and Yellow River floods.
www.chinatravelhub.com /REGIONS/083kaifeng.htm   (744 words)

 Kaifeng Travel Guides,Kaifeng Hotels,Kaifeng Map,Kaifeng pictures-China City Tours Guide
Kaifeng is an important city in Henan Province, It is situated on the southern bank of the Yellow River of China.
Kaifeng then became the capital of the Kingdom of Wei in the Warring States Period (475-331 B.C.), the Liang, Han and Zhou dynasties of the five Dynasties (907-960), the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1137) and the Jin Dynasty (1115-1334).
The Eastern Capital, as Kaifeng was then called, was the political, economic and cultural center of the whole China, with well-developed handicrafts, bustling commerce and fine communication facilities.
www.achinatravel.com /china-travel/china-henan-kaifeng.asp   (423 words)

 Kaifeng, China
Kaifeng (''break the seal'') is situated on the railroad line from Lianyungang to Ürümqi.
Excavations have proved that Kaifeng already existed at the time of the Shang dynasty (16th-11th C BC).
Kaifeng's golden period, however, was under the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), when it was capital for a period of 167 years and developed into a large city with a population of about one million.
www.planetware.com /china/kaifeng-chn-ha-k.htm   (299 words)

 A Jewish Diaspora in the Orient   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kaifeng, the imperial capital of China during the Sung Dynasty was an international, prosperous city.
Kaifeng was intentionally flooded by one of the fighting sides.
Kaifeng Jews were actually discovered by the outside world by European Christians, not fellow Jews.
www.wzo.org.il /en/resources/view.asp?id=1473&subject=50   (1417 words)

 Kaifeng - China Tour - Travel to China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kaifeng (zh-stps=开封t=開封p=Kāifēng) is a city in the Henan province of the People's Republic of China, located along the Huang He, 70andnbsp;km from Zhengzhou, the provincial capital.
Kaifeng was one of the ancient capitals of China.
Kaifeng is also known for having one of the last Jewish communities in China, the Kaifeng Jews.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Kaifeng   (380 words)

 China Judaic Studies Association - Articles - Kaifeng   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He learned that the surviving Jewish community in Kaifeng included many families who observed religious practices centering in the synagogue and observed most of the traditional festivals, abstained from eating pork, circumcised their sons and followed the laws of Moses in ways that were similar to the practices of Jews in Europe.
European theologians were especially interested in the Kaifeng torahs and wanted to see and compare these bibles with their own because some Christian theologians had concluded that the rabbis of the Talmudic Era had blasphemously expunged or altered a number of verses predicting the birth and ministry of Jesus.
This banishment of missionaries is important in the history of the Jews of Kaifeng because it also returned the Jews to their isolated state as contact with them again came to a halt for over a hundred years.
servercc.oakton.edu /~friend/art_kaif3.html   (3074 words)

 Kaifeng - tips by travel authority Howard Hillman
Kaifeng was devastated in 1642 when the retreating Ming Dynasty army opened the Yellow River flood gates to stop an invading force from the north.
A colony of Jews settled in Kaifeng in the 12th century and had a close knit religious community with a busy synagogue until about the 19th century.
Kaifeng is 71 kilometers (44 miles) east of Zhengzhou, the current capital of Henan province.
www.hillmanwonders.com /china/kaifeng.htm   (298 words)

 Kulanu: Kaifeng Jewish Descendants Learn about Jewish Heritage
For the first time in recent — or possibly even ancient — times, 12 Jewish descendants from Kaifeng, the city which housed a thriving Jewish community 200 years ago, traveled to a distant city in order to attend a three-week workshop on Jewish history and culture.
The first two workshops of this kind held by the Center at Nanjing University in the summers of 1997 and 1999 were so effective and useful that the third was added to meet the growing demand for such information.
While the workshop did not aim its subject matter at the Kaifeng Jewish descendants, the organizer offered them the opportunity to join the scholars in residence and benefit from their expertise.
www.kulanu.org /china/kaifeng_learns.html   (893 words)

 SOS Children's Villages: Kaifeng
Kaifeng was the capital of the Chinese Empire for seven...
Kaifeng was the capital of the Chinese Empire for seven dynasties and is considered one of the cradles of ancient Chinese civilization.
The corner-stone of the Children's Village Kaifeng was finally laid on 20 May, 1996, and the first phase of construction was terminated in January 1997.
www.sos-childrensvillages.org /html/kaifeng.html   (530 words)

 China Judaic Studies Association - Articles - Kaifeng History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The development, growth, and fall of the Kaifeng Jewish community parallels in many ways the rise and decline of Chinese society in general and of the city of Kaifeng in particular.
Our limited knowledge about the early history of Kaifeng Jewry causes us to surmise that Chinese emperors permitted the Jews to remain in Kaifeng, to observe their own laws and customs, to acquire property and enjoy the same privileges as the native-born subjects of the dynasty.
As a result, the Kaifeng Jews became Chinese in dress, language, and mode of life, although they still adhered strictly to their traditional religious rites and customs.
servercc.oakton.edu /~friend/art_kaifhistory.html   (1382 words)

 The Lost Jews of Kaifeng
While the Kaifeng Jews lost contact with their brethren, it was Jesuit Priests who discovered and made contact with the Jewish Kaifeng colony in the17th century.
Needless to say, the Kaifeng scrolls were found to be identical to the Torahs in Europe.
In spite of a lack of formal religious practice, Kaifeng Jews have a sense of ethnic identity.
www.jewish-holiday.com /kaifeng.html   (1439 words)

 Among the Jewish Descendants of Kaifeng Judaism - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kaifeng legend has it that one of the Song Emperors was so delighted with the multi-hued cotton cloth being sold by the seven newly arrived Jewish families that he encouraged them to stay and bestowed upon them his surname and the surnames of six of his ministers.
Thus, the Jews of Kaifeng were rediscovered by the West in 1605 C.E. by a jesuit priest.
Thus, the Kaifeng Jewish community was doubly deprived of the support which it should have received from its scholarly elite.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0411/is_1_49/ai_61887413   (956 words)

The worshippers were made to step and bend forwards and backwards and to bow to the left and right as they intoned certain portions of the liturgy, and in the end made kowtow to the Lord.
Apart from the Pentateuch, Kaifeng Jews had most of the 24 books of the Old Testament, but the only complete one is the Book of Esther, a book about Persian Jews finished in 4th-3rd century BC.
Besides, according to some Western missionaries who visited Kaifeng either in the 12th century or in the 17th and 18th centuries, the vernacular of the Jews there spoke New Persian, a language which formed after the 9th century.
www.hebrewsongs.com /kaifeng.htm   (2008 words)

 bookofjoe: Kaifeng, China — in the year 1000 it was the most important city on Earth
Kaifeng, China — in the year 1000 it was the most important city on Earth
Kaifeng, an ancient city along the mud-clogged Yellow River, was by far the most important place in the world in A.D. And if you've never heard of it, that's a useful warning for Americans.
Today, Kaifeng is grimy and poor, not even the provincial capital and so minor it lacks even an airport.
www.bookofjoe.com /2005/05/kaifeng_china_i.html   (889 words)

 Kaifeng Jews - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is surmised that the ancestors of the Kaifeng Jews came from Central Asia.
The existence of the Jews in China was still largely unknown to the rest of the world until Matteo Ricci met a Jew from the Kaifeng community by accident at the beginning of the 16th century.
Kaifeng is home to a dynamic Muslim community, which is very cohesive, having survived 50 years of isolation and officially-sanctioned hostility (largely, presumably, because of the relationship between the Hui, Uyghur, and Kazakh ethnicities and the Chinese government).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kaifeng_Jews   (2017 words)

 The Sino-Judaic Institute : The Jews of Kaifeng
From statements made by the Kaifeng Jews in the early 1720s we know that at least two of his successors, Fathers Rodriguez de Figueiredo and Christiano Enriquez, were received as guests in the synagogue some decades before that time; and from this we may infer that meetings with other resident missionaries were not infrequent.
It occurred to the Christian theologians that if a Torah from Kaifeng were brought to Europe and placed on open display there, its "pristine" contents could be relied upon to demonstrate to Jews everywhere that they had been shamefully betrayed by the ancient rabbinical authorities in whom they had so long put their trust.
In 1663, the reconstruction of a new synagogue in Kaifeng was carried through under the direction of Major Zhao Jingshi of the Middle Army, who had participated in the defense of the besieged city at the time of the inundation that destroyed the existing synagogue.
www.sino-judaic.org /jewsofkaifeng5.html   (2254 words)

 MACHAR, The Washington Congregation for Secular Humanistic Judaism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kaifeng was an ancient city located in northeast China.
Jews started traveling to Kaifeng in the 3rd century AD and Shanghai grew in its population of Jews in the 20th century between World War I and World War II.
The Jews who came to Kaifeng were in search of a new life, for they had been persecuted and driven out of their homes.
www.machar.org /chinajews.html   (1446 words)

 The Lansing Current: Kaifeng and Lansing Schools Partnership
Kaifeng Middle School No. 5 vice principal Chen Huantong, left, and English teacher ChenLu display a flag of Lansing, which was presented to them by City Finance Director William Lundberg on behalf of Mayor Kenneth Bernard and the City Council.
Kaifeng Middle School No. 5's visitors were greeted with a banner made by Young Sign Co. during their visit to Lansing High School.
The Kaifeng guests said they were surprised at "the freeness" of the classroom.
www.lansingcurrent.com /photos/galleries/2006/nov/09/kaifeng_and_lansing_schools_partnership   (766 words)

 Kaifeng, Henan, China Tour
With a recorded history close to 3,000 years, Kaifeng is known as one of the six major centers of ancient Chinese civilization.
The Eastern Capital, as Kaifeng was then called, was the political, economic and cultural center of the whole country, with well-developed handicrafts, bustling commerce and fine communication facilities.
For centuries, the Jews of Kaifeng uttered the prescribed daily and Sabbath prayers, kept their religious holidays and observed strict diets.
www.chinatour.com /attraction/kaifeng.htm   (475 words)

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In the ninth century, Kaifeng was one of the largest cities in the world.
The community prospered in Kaifeng but many times their synagogue was damaged or completely destroyed by flooding from the Yellow River.
However, Father Matteo wrote to the Vatican with the news of the Jews of Kaifeng.
www.kaifeng.co.uk /jewsofkaifeng/index.html   (495 words)

 He Chose China
Among the last of a dying breed of fervent American fans of Communism, is one aged author who explores the mysteries of the ancient Jews of Kaifeng.
Few clues remain in Kaifeng, a Henan Province city that was Imperial capital during the Song Dynasty.
Shapiro visited Kaifeng and spent years tracking down and translating these papers, but the essays suffer from extensive repetition and skimpy detail.
www.gluckman.com /Shapiro.html   (1713 words)

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