About the scholar: Yibing Du grew up in China and attended The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China in Beijing, China
From 1890 to 1914, more than 2,000,000 East European Jews emigrated to America. Many of them settled in New York City’s Lower East Side, one of the most crowded and least sanitary areas of the city. Yet Jewish children had a consistently lower mortality rate than most other groups, including American-born citizens. Yibing analyzes the commonly proposed reasons for this surprising statistic—good sanitary habits, low alcoholism, and a strong philanthropic tradition—and concludes that philanthropic activity that provided the community’s own medical resources countered the harmful effects of an anti-Semitism that fostered neglect of the immigrants’ needs.
Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.