Jewish-Chinese Wedding Ceremony

The Chinese nation is a nation with all-embracing spirit and great love. When Jewry was declined by so many nations in the world and China was at war itself, the Chinese still held out an olive branch of peace to them and the experience of going through tribulations together has developed deep friendship between the two nations. Among these, there’re many beautiful marriage stories. The American Jewish Sidney Shapiro came to China in 1947, married Fengzi, the progressive writer and actress, and then joined the revolution.

Oil painting, Jewish-Chinese Wedding Ceremony (Photo Credit: CC - BY Zhang Ping, Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation)
Oil painting, Jewish-Chinese Wedding Ceremony (Photo Credit: CC – BY Zhang Ping, Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation)
Sidney Shapiro, born in Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, came to China in 1947, where he later married the left-wing author and actress Fengzi and joined the Chinese Revolution (Photo Credit: CC - BY Shapiro, Sidney, My China, Beijing "October" Arts and Literature Publishing House, 1988)
Sidney Shapiro, born in Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, came to China in 1947, where he later married the left-wing author and actress Fengzi and joined the Chinese Revolution (Photo Credit: CC – BY Shapiro, Sidney, My China, Beijing “October” Arts and Literature Publishing House, 1988)

Special thanks to Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum for providing the sources of literature and photo on this topic. Further contact with Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation (CJCF) via email: postmaster@cjcf.org.cn‍.

About the Author
Xinyao Chen served as founder assistant of Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation (CJCF). In 2013, he started his M.A. studies in Nonprofit Management at the Rothberg International School of Hebrew University.
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