Westerners have been intrigued by the Kaifeng Jews since the 1600s. A set of sound recordings of interviews with Chinese Jews, recorded in Kaifeng, China, in 1985, has just been digitized by the Hoover Archives. Wendy Abraham conducted the interviews as part of the research for her doctoral dissertation, "The Role of Confucian and Jewish Educational Values in the Assimilation of the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng" (Columbia University, 1989).
The recordings, chiefly in Chinese, are part of the Wendy Abraham interviews at the Hoover Archives. To make an appointment to listen to the recordings or to purchase copies, please click on Audiovisual Services.