Jewish women look enough bright - black hair and eyebrows, long eyelashes, expressive eyes.
They prefer loose clothes of good quality and like jewelry.
"You usually see Jewish women married to Chinese men." Arnold's words hit me like a jolt of caffeine — I'd never heard this before. When I first visited Kaifeng, China in 1999, I learned about the city's Sephardic Jewish community, which lasted over 700 years.
As a Western woman married to a Chinese man, I knew I was a minority when compared to the ubiquitous couples of Western men and Chinese women around the world. Later, when I lived in Shanghai, I read a magazine article about the Jews of Shanghai, who found refuge there in the 1930s during the Holocaust.
Even when Jake was a baby, it was easier at the holidays because we celebrated the Jewish ones and the Chinese ones, but there was no religious conflict between the two." According to De Woskin, it's more a question of location.
"My instinct is that if there are more Jewish girls in love with Chinese boys, then it's probably the result of Jewish girls being more likely to come to China in the first place," she said, wondering if more Jews enrolled in East Asian studies or became China scholars like her own father.
Then I found a study titled "In Search of the Right Spouse: Interracial Marriage among Chinese and Japanese Americans," which offered this insight: …it appears that there is a propensity for our interviewees to meet and date Jews in college or in their professional fields and marry them.
Anna Sophie Loewenberg embraced the sons of Han in her online TV series Sexy Beijing.
Five described how they shared a cultural affinity with their Jewish spouses; most often they mentioned how both cultures valued strong family ties and educational achievement.
Interviewees also described their Jewish spouses as having a sense of "ethnic tradition" and an immigrant legacy found lacking in non-Jewish whites they had known or dated.
Deborah Jiang Stein, in her article "What's With the Jewish Man/Asian Woman Connection, Anyway?
" wrote that "Jews and Chinese have been referred to as 'people of the book,' when..intellectual appears to be fading from the American culture," and mentioned "similarities in family values and upbringing." In the play The Men of Mah Jongg, one man even described this ancient Chinese game as "invented by Chinese men and stolen by Jewish women." While these connections, cuisine, history and mahjong, were interesting, what about actual relationships?