Prof. Xu Xin is the Diane and Guilford Glazer Chair Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies at Nanjing University's Department of Philosophy. He is President of the China Judaic Studies Association, Vice-President of the China Mid-East Studies Association, and Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese edition of Encyclopedia Judaica. Prof. Xu was awarded an honorary doctorate by Bar Ilan University in recognition of the extremely important work he has done on research of the Jewish people in China.