Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye

Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye was raised in Southern California and received AB and PhD degrees from Harvard University. She is a Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies at the University of Auckland and a historian at the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is the author of China and the True Jesus: Charisma and Organization in a Chinese Christian Church (Oxford, 2019); Crossings: a bald Asian American Latter-day Saint woman scholar’s ventures through life, death, motherhood, and cancer (not necessarily in that order) (Deseret Book, 2019); and Sacred Struggle: Seeking Christ on the Path of Most Resistance (Deseret Book, 2023). She enjoys hiking and digging in the dirt with her husband, four children, and Labrador-cattle dog cross, Bertie.

November 16, 2023 10:08 AM MST
A scholar, mom, and cancer patient explains why the struggle is Christ’s path.
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October 18, 2023 07:30 AM MDT
“The Church is a real place to do real work on being real children of God.”
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May 31, 2023 07:25 AM MDT
In her most recent book, Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye, cancer survivor, historian, and professor, set out to highlight stories of positive, faithful, professional and academic role models for young adults.
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