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the area of Kaifeng in the Henan province of China is a Chinese-Jewish community dating back to 600 AD

Most common family names in that community are Ai, Shi, Gao, Gan, Jin, Li, Zhang or Zhao. Which has crossover with the most popular Chinese names, and the most popular names in the world (due to the population size of China).

In 1901 a group of this community met with Jewish leaders about the aftermath of the Boxer Uprising, one of the delegates was Li Jengsheng and his son Li Zongmei.

I am neither Asian nor Jewish so someone else will have to fill in if those names have any particular connotation.

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That is so cool!! Thanks, it’s exactly the kind of fun fact answer I needed :D

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So do they have an Old Testament translated into Chinese? (Or Mandarin?) I would wonder if the characters names are translated into Chinese, since often Jewish names will come from that text.

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I mean I really just did a bit of basic research to get this info, double checked some of the sources. There’s a ton of articles out there.

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