Jeffrey Meyer, "A Call to China"
The Regulator welcomes Jeffrey Meyer, author of A Call to China, for a reading and book signing.
A child of American missionaries disappears at a Beijing festival in 1940 and is never seen again. Although devastated, the parents continue their dedicated missionary work in China. After the birth of a second child, Japanese occupiers force the family into a detention camp.
Years later, the story continues as two sisters, raised in two different cultures, begin a search for identity and family. Set against the background of revolutionary change in 20th century China and America, China-born and American-raised Olivia hears her “call to China” and embarks on her own mission through the exotic country to find the sister she never knew.
Jeff Meyer (Ph.D., University of Chicago) taught at UNC Charlotte from 1971 until 2008. He is a specialist in the religions of China and East Asia.