Passport to Peoplehood: China

Country Slideshow

Instructions: This presentation should be used in conjunction with the China Slideshow Script (PDF) and the China Educator Background (PDF).

China Big Ideas

  1. The first Jews came to China on the Silk Road, one of the most important trade routes that connected Western Europe with East Asia.
  2. As Jews spread through the Middle East and Europe, they played a key role as traders on the Silk Road as their ability to speak many languages and exchange money made them natural traders.
  3. There are many similarities between Judaism and Chinese culture, including the importance of tradition, the value of education, and respect for ancestors.