Dr. Maisie J. Meyer

Dr Maisie Meyer’s latest book Shanghai’s Baghdadi Jews: A Collection of Biographical Reflections is available now on Amazon and can be purchased direct from the publisher, Blacksmith Books.

Dr Meyer has lectured widely on Baghdadi Jews in the eastern Diaspora and has presented papers on the subject worldwide. She has published numerous authoritative articles in prestigious journals. Her ground-breaking book From the Rivers of Babylon to the Whangpoo: A Century of Sephardi Jewish Life in Shanghai (Lanham M.D.2003), based on her extensive research on the subject, has been a sell-out and a has just been reprinted. Book reviews have considered it a definitive history of the Baghdadi Jewish merchants who settled in Shanghai in the mid 19th century.

Dr Meyer is a double graduate in English and Humanities, both with honours and obtained her MA degree in International History. She was awarded a PhD from the London School of Economics in 1994. For more information on Dr Meyer please go to her website: www.mjmeyer.org.uk

Events: Jan 2016 – Jan 2017

Dr. Meyer will be giving a series of talks on Shanghai’s Baghdadi Jews at London’s Spiro Ark. For more information on the events and to sign up, click on the links below:

Shanghai Express: From the Rivers of Babylon to the Whangpoo – January 20 2016; 20:00

Sir Victor Sassoon – February 3 2016; 20:00

Shanghai Millionaire Silas Aaron Hardoon – February 17 2016; 20:00

The Legendary Kadoorie Family – March 3 2016; 20:00

Dr. Meyer will also be in conversation with Senior Rabbi Joseph Dweck at Lauderdale Synagogue:

When is Oriental not Oriental? Shanghai’s Baghdadi Jews, A Collection of Biographical Reflections – 25 September 2016, 19:30

Dr. Meyer will be in conversation with Rabbi David Meyer at the London Jewish Cultural Centre in January 2017:

When is Oriental Not Oriental? Shanghai’s Baghdadi Jews – January 26 2017, 19:30