15.03.2011 09.Adar ll, 5771
Xu Long, head chef at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, has literally written the book on Israeli coins.
One of the most passionate collectors of Israeli coins is the head chef in Beijing's Great Hall of the People. When Xu Long isn’t cooking Peking duck for visiting heads of state, he devotes his time to researching the history of Jewish coins.
It took him 10 years of painstaking study, but last November Xu Long published a 575-page hard-back on the subject, Money of Ancient Judea and Israel.
Ironically, his book, which is in Mandarin, is one of the most wide-ranging on the subject in any language….