Song Lihong is a Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and the Glazer Institute of Jewish and Israel Studies at Nanjing University, China. He has served as a Post-Doctoral Fellow, Fellow and Research Scholar at Tel Aviv University, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. He is the author of Rome and Jerusalem (in Chinese, 2015), the editor of Representations and Identities in the Jewish Diaspora (in Chinese, 2018) and From Sinai to China (in Chinese, 2012), and a co-editor of The Image of Jews in Contemporary China (in English, 2016). He is currently editing a book series on Jewish culture published by Zhejiang Remin Press. At HYI as a virtual visiting scholar because of the Covid-19 pandemic, he is doing a project on “The Intercultural and Transnational Encounters between Jews and Modern China,” which aims to explore intellectual biographies of key figures on both sides of the Jewish-Chinese connection.