March 13, 2007

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Jonathan Goldstein will give the talk, "Comparative Zionisms: Singapore and Manila," Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is free to the public, is sponsored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair in Jewish Studies fund.

Goldstein is professor of East Asian history at the University of West Georgia where his responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate courses on China, Japan, India, Vietnam, and The Holocaust.

He has published numerous articles in the field of East Asian international relations, including U.S.-China commerce and Jewish Diasporas in China. He is the author of several books including most recently the two-volume work The Jews of China and China and Israel: 1948-1998.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he has taught at Nasson College and served as visiting professor at the University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine at Orono and the University of Cape Town.

He is the recipient of several grants and awards including Pacific Cultural Foundation research grants on the Jews of China, Sino-Israeli relations, and America's first sinologist; an Association for Asian Studies' China and Inner Asian Council/Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation grant for research on the Jews of China; a Fulbright-Hays awards for research on Jewish communities in Asia; and National Endowment for the Humanities grants.

Posted March 13, 2007