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Inside China’s Bizarre Obsession With Jews

How ‘Jewish’ became Chinese shorthand for success

Illustration by Celia Jacobs

OnOn a muggy summer day, I happened upon two twentysomething Chinese men bickering over the best angle for a selfie in front of the memorial wall at the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum. After they declined my offer to help with the photo, I asked why they had come to the…




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Isaac Eger

Isaac Eger

I live and leave Florida. Writing about sports (basketball, mostly), the environment and the end of the world.

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