Forman 1466 c1: Stone tablet in Kaifeng, China, recording the history of Jews who came to China centuries ago. Forman 1466 c2: The Jews of Kaifeng. At Kaifeng, Honan province, China live the descendants of Jewish traders, who came there a thousand years ago when Kaifeng was China's Imperial Capital. They are almost completely assimilated by the Chinese. This is one of the famed Hebrew tablets in Kaifeng. Several centuries ago, a Hebrew scholar inscribed in Chinese in stone tablets the history of the Kaifeng Hebrews. Two of these stone tablets still remain in Kaifeng and are in the compound of the Catholic Mission there.
Caption from Harrison Forman's book Changing China: Three stone tablets record the history of the Kaifeng Jews. One of them, dated 1512, declares the Hebrews first came to China during the Han Dynasty, during the reign of the Emperor Ming Ti, between A.D. 58 and A.D. 75.
Source of Descriptive Information
Forman, H. (1948). Changing China. New York: Crown Publishers.