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Perhaps before the eleventh century, Jewish traders established a community in Kaifeng, China; some of their descendants reside there still. Until the last century they maintained their Jewish religious identity even while integrating Chinese culture into their own. Their Hebrew texts have distinctive letters and unusual vowel pointings. Some of the manuscripts are bound in Western book style and others in fanfold form.