Ming Hui Pan Lectures on the Survival of Jews in China during World War II

Ming Hui Pan, recipient of the 2018 Ruth and David Musher/JDC Archives Fellowship, gave her public lecture, “The Miracle that Jews Survived in China during World War II,” which examined the role of the Chinese in the history of the survival of that Jewish refugee community.

Ming Hui Pan is a PhD candidate in Judaic Studies at Concordia University in Montreal. Her research is on Jewish history and culture in China, with a focus on the Harbin Jewish community in WWI and the Shanghai Jewish community in WWII.

Her research in the JDC Archives focused on JDC’s work in China during the two World Wars.

The JDC Archives Fellowships allow scholars engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or Jerusalem. All fellows give a public presentation on their research; watch more of these JDC fellowship lectures here.

For further information about JDC’s work in China during and after World War II, see our topic guide “Refuge in Shanghai (1938-1953).” Photos are available in our World War II-era gallery “China: Shanghai.”