The Social History
of the Jews of Hong Kong
What used to be
a small, distant outpost of the Diaspora has now become the
hub of Jewish life in the East and South-East Asian region.
It is therefore highly appropriate that an in-depth study
of the social history of Hong Kong Jewry has recently begun.
The study has
been prepared by Dr Caroline B Plüss, D. Phil., Oxon
who graduated in Sociology, Political Sciences and Anthropology
from Lausanne University, Switzerland. She then won the Berrow
Scholarship from Lincoln College, University of Oxford, England
where she obtained a doctorate in the Sociology of Religion.
Currently, Dr Plüss, is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the
Centre of Asian Studies. The University of Hong Kong, and
a Research Fellow of the Jewish Historical Society (JHS) of
In the process
of gathering the resources for this research and writing project,
Dr Plüss has uncovered, and gathered together a wide
variety of materials that have never before been readily available
to researchers in one body of collected materials which has
been published as an Occasional Paper of the JHS of Hong Kong.
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