Edwards, Louise


Edwards, Louise, FAHA, FASSA


Louise Edwards is Professor of Chinese History at UNSW Australia in Sydney. Between 2009 and 2014 she was Professor of Modern China Studies at the University of Hong Kong. She has held academic positions at the University of Queensland, Australian Catholic University, Australian National University and the University of Technology, Sydney. Professor Edwards has degrees from Auckland (BA), Murdoch (BA Hons) and Griffith Universities (PhD). She is a Fellow of both the Australian Academy of Humanities and the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia. From 2004-2009 Louise served as Convenor of the Australian Research Council’s Asia Pacific Futures Research Network. Her publications include Gender, Politics and Democracy: Women’s Suffrage in China (Stanford University Press 2008, Jiangsu Renmin chubanshe 2014); Men and Women in Qing China: Gender in The Red Chamber Dream (E.J. Brill 1994, Hawaii University Press 2001, Peking University Press 2014); Censored by Confucius: Ghost Stories by Yuan Mei, (M. E. Sharpe 1996, with Kam Louie); Celebrity in China (Hong Kong University Press 2010, with Elaine Jeffreys) and a series of edited volumes with Mina Roces including Women’s Movements in Asia: Feminisms and Transnational Activism (Routledge 2010); The Politics of Dress in Asia and the Americas (Sussex Academic 2007); Women’s Suffrage in Asia (RoutledgeCurzon 2004); and Women in Asia: Tradition, Modernity and Globalization (Allen and Unwin, Michigan University Press 2000).