NINGSIA, a province in N.W. of China, (now Yinchwan), city formerly in the predominantly Muslim Kansu province of N.W. China. Members of the Jewish Chin family from *Kaifeng community came to settle there but remained in touch with the religious life of the Kaifeng Jewish community. Their donations and active participation are recorded in the Kaifeng stele inscriptions of 1489 and 1512.
W.C. White, Chinese Jews, pt. 2 (19662), index.
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