[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--Jewish Societies in the Far East: articles in Yiddish and other languages

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
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Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements

Oct. 10, 2009

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From: yiddish at mail.biu.ac.il
Subject: Articles on history and culture of Jewish societies in the Far 

New Yiddish-English-Russian collection of academic articles published by 
Ferlag Peter Lang (Frankfurt am Mein):

Ber Boris Kotlerman (ed.), MIZREKH - Jewish Studies in the Far East

This collection in three languages, English, Russian, and Yiddish, covers 
in a comprehensive manner the history and culture of the Jewish societies 
in the Far East, geographically close, yet existing in very different 
political systems. The collection also analyses the mechanisms they 
developed for self-preservation, as well as the "Jewish question" in the 
Far-Eastern perspective, which, during the twentieth century, linked 
together the history of Russia, China, Japan, Poland, Germany, and other 

Contents: Jonathan Goldstein: Some theoretical approaches for comparing 
Jewish life in Singapore, Manila, and Harbin - Chizuko Takao: The 
Birobidzhan project from the Japanese perspective - Dan Ben-Canaan: The 
Jews of Harbin: Nostalgia versus historical reality - Yuri Pikalov: The 
NKVD as an agent of Jewish emigration to Birobidzhan before the 
Soviet-German war (1937-1940) - Michael Zozula: "Maybe it will be 
'hakhshara' for Palestine?" - Jewish colonization in the USSR in the 
context of interparty polemics in the Harbin Jewish community - Iosif 
Brener: The city that was never built: The Swiss architect Hannes Meyer 
and his project for a "Jewish socialist city in the Lesser Khingan 
foothills" - Holger Nath: From Tshernowitz to Kiev and Birobidzhan: 
Yiddish language conferences between 1908 and 1937 - Ber Boris Kotlerman: 
Trading places: Buzi Miller and internationalization of Jewish "bourgeois 
nationalism" - Yaacov Ro'i: The visit to Khabarovsk and Birobidzhan of 
Israeli ambassador to Moscow Yosef Avidar and his wife, Yemima Tchernovitz 
(1956): Excerpt from Yemima's diary - Ber Boris Kotlerman: Yosef 
Trumpeldor in Japanese captivity (1905): An appeal to the Russian Emperor 
Nicolas II - Sheva Zucker: From Lithuania to Japan via the Trans-Siberian 
railway: Meyer Zucker's memoirs from 1940.



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