Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Miche Xu

Ph.D. Candidate
Global Jewish History



MA (Thesis), 2017
BA (H), 2014

Miche was born in southwestern Canada and attended the University of Calgary. It was there he developed an interest in the history of Judaism, attitudes and gender. He is currently a doctoral candidate in early modern and modern global Jewish history in his third year under the supervision of Howard Adelman. His externally-funded project unveils and reifies how the European “discovery” of Jews in Kaifeng in the context of Christian Messianism engendered a movement of religious fanaticism among Jesuits in Italy, Protestants in England and Anglicans in Canada from 1704--1910. For this project, Miche received support from Queen’s to complete archival research at the Hebrew Union College and the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati, was awarded a fellowship at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the opportunity for research in Shanghai through the exchange program between Queen’s and Fudan University. From fall 2019 to winter 2020, he will split his time between London (UK) and Toronto for further archival work.