Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye

Melissa Inouye was an insightful author, scholar, and advocate. Having grown up in a multicultural family, she navigated diverse cultural landscapes with particular skill. Inouye's education in Asian and Pacific Island studies, as well as her PhD in Chinese history from Harvard University, informed her prolific writings. Living and studying abroad in Asia enriched her understanding of global issues and inspired her to explore Latter-day Saint themes within a broader cultural context. She was known for her ability to navigate doctrinal teachings and diverse perspectives with characteristic compassion. Through her books and essays, Inouye's voice and legacy continue to contribute to ongoing conversations about faith, identity, and the human condition.

April 23, 2024 07:08 AM MDT
After a long battle with cancer, Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye recently passed away. We share this excerpt from her recent book as a tribute to her incredible life of scholarship and discipleship, for which we will be forever grateful.
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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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