I’ve decided to begin this blog because I wrote a novel, A Call to China, which was published ten months ago by IngramElliott Press. Since then I have received many responses and reviews (currently 28 on Amazon and 15 on Goodreads), and many personal communications, email and postal, and at book signings and book club discussions I have attended. These have touched on some of the main issues raised in the novel: religion in general, and specifically in contemporary China; sectarian groups in China, religious experience, pilgrimage, mediums and spirit writing; the position of women in society, both in China and America, explorations of different understandings of the meaning of “family” today; history and myth; politics and the individual. Read the full blog.
Jeffrey Meyer has always felt a connection to China. A professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for thirty-five years, Jeffrey taught Asian religions in the Religious Studies department, with a focus on Buddhism and Daoism. He is married with three grown children, currently living in Davidson, North Carolina. A Call to China is his first novel.