Professor Louise Edwards

Professor of Modern Chinese History
FAHA, FASSA, FHKAH
School of Humanities & Languages

Contact

61-2-9385-1027
Room 332, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Asian History, Literature in Chinese, Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
Tags: Understanding Asia's Past

 

Louise Edwards is Professor of Chinese History and Asian Studies Convener at UNSW, Sydney. She publishes on women and gender in China and Asia. Her most recent sole-authored books include Women Politics and Democracy: Women’s Suffrage in China (Stanford University Press 2008) and Women Warriors and Wartime Spies of China (Cambridge University Press forthcoming 2016).

Edwards is currently President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia.

https://unsw.academia.edu/LouiseEdwards

 

Research

Louise Edwards is Scientia Professor of Chinese History. She publishes on women and gender in China and Asia. Her most recent books include Women Politics and Democracy: Women’s Suffrage in China (Stanford University Press 2008) and Women Warriors and Wartime Spies of China (Cambridge University Press 2016). Edwards is immediate Past President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia.

https://unsw.academia.edu/LouiseEdwards

Publications

    Books

    • Edwards LP, 2016, Women Warriors and Wartime Spies of China, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK
    • Edwards LP, 2014, Qingdai Zhongguo de nanxing yu nüxing: Honglou meng zhong de xingbie, Peking University Press, Beijing
    • Edwards LP, 2014, Xingbie, zhengzhi, yu minzhu--jindai Zhongguo de funü canzheng, Jiangsu Renmin Chubanshe, Hangzhou
    • Edwards LP; Jeffreys E, (eds.), 2010, Celebrity in China, Hong Kong University Press
    • Edwards LP; Roces M, (eds.), 2010, Women's Movements in Asia, Routledge
    • Edwards L; Roces M, (eds.), 2009, Women in Asia: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies, Major Works, Routledge, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415445252/
    • Edwards LP, 2008, Gender, Politics, and Democracy, Stanford University Press
    • Roces M; Edwards LP, (eds.), 2007, The Politics of Dress in Asia and the Americas, Sussex Academic Press
    • Edwards L; Roces M, (eds.), 2004, Women's Suffrage in Asia, Routledge
    • Edwards LP, 2001, Men and Women in Qing China, University of Hawaii Press
    • Edwards LP; Roces M, (eds.), 2000, Women in Asia, Allen & Unwin
    • Edwards LP; Louie K, (eds.), 1996, Censored by Confucius, M.E. Sharpe
    • Edwards LP, 1995, Recreating the literary canon, Project Verlag, Ruhr University, Bochum

    Book Chapters

    • Edwards LP, 2016, 'Aestheticising Masculinity in Honglou meng: Clothing, Dress, and Decoration', in Changing Chinese Masculinities From Imperial Pillars of State to Global Real Men, edn. Transnational Asian Masculinities, Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, pp. 90 - 112
    • Edwards LP, 2013, 'Painting boundaries of sex segregation in Qing China: representing the family in The Red Chamber Dream', in Silbergeld J; Ching D (ed.), The Family Model in Chinese Art and Culture, Princeton University Department of Art and Archeology with Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, pp. 339 - 372, http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10016.html
    • Edwards LP, 2013, 'Eating and Drinking in a Red Chambered Dream', in Yue I; Tang S (ed.), Scribes of Gastronomy: Representations of Food and Drink in Imperial Chinese Literature, Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, pp. 113 - 132, http://hkupress.org/Common/Reader/Products/ShowProduct.jsp?Pid=1&Version=0&Cid=16&Charset=iso-8859-1&page=-1&key=9789888139989
    • Edwards LP, 2012, 'Gendered Fictions and Chinese Women’s History', in Ho C (ed.), Overt and Covert Treasures: Essays on the Sources for Chinese Women’s History, Chinese University Press, Hong Kong, pp. 307 - 337
    • Edwards LP, 2010, 'Twenty-first Century Women Warriors: Variations on Traditional Themes', in Global Chinese Cinema: The Culture and Politics of ‘Hero’, Routledge, pp. 65 - 77
    • Edwards LP, 2010, 'Twenty-first Century Women Warriors: Variations on Traditional Themes', in Rawnsley G; Rawnsley MY; Stringer J (ed.), Global Chinese Cinema: The Culture and Politics of ‘Hero’, Routledge, pp. 65 - 77
    • Edwards LP, 2010, 'Military Celebrity in China: The Evolution of ‘Heroic and Model Servicemen'', in Edwards L; Jeffreys E (ed.), Celebrity in China, Hong Kong University Press, pp. 21 - 44
    • Edwards LP; Jeffreys E, 2010, 'Celebrity/China', in Edwards L; Jeffreys E (ed.), Celebrity in China, Hong Kong University Press, pp. 1 - 21
    • Edwards LP, 2010, 'Chinese feminisms in a transnational frame: between internationalism and xenophobia', in Roces M; Edwards L (ed.), Women’s Movements in Asia: Feminism and Transnational Activism, Routledge, pp. 53 - 74
    • Edwards LP, 2009, 'International Influences on the State-in-Society: Combating Violence against Women', in Li L (ed.), The Chinese state in transition: processes and contests in local China, Routledge, pp. 108 - 126
    • Edwards LP, 2009, 'Women in Asia as a Distinct Research Field', in Roces M; Edwards L (ed.), Women in Asia: Volume 1, Women and Political Power, Routledge, pp. 1 - 18
    • Edwards LP, 2008, 'Issue-based politics: feminism with Chinese characteristics or the return of bourgeois feminism', in Goodman D (ed.), The New Rich in China, pp. 201 - 212
    • Edwards LP, 2007, 'Dressing for Power: Scholars’ Robes, School Uniforms and Military Attire in China', in Roces M; Edwards L (ed.), The Politics of Dress in Asia and the Americas, Sussex Academic Press, pp. 42 - 64
    • Edwards LP, 2007, 'Trans-national Flows and the Politics of Dress in Asia and the Americas,”', in Roces M; Edwards L (ed.), The Politics of Dress in Asia and the Americas, Sussex Academic Press, pp. 1 - 18
    • Edwards L, 2006, 'Sport, Fashion and Beauty: New Incarnations of the Female Politician in Contemporary China', in Martin F; Heinrich L (ed.), Embodied Modernities: Corporeality, Representation and Chinese Cultures, Hawaii University Press, pp. 146 - 61
    • Edwards LP, 2005, 'Bourgeois Women and communist revolutionaries?: De-revolutionizing the Chinese Women’s Suffrage Movement', in Mikula M (ed.), Women, Activism and Social Change, Routledge, pp. 29 - 48
    • Edwards LP, 2005, 'Opposition to Women’s Suffrage in China: Confronting Modernity in Governance', in Leutner M; Spakowski N (ed.), Women in China: The Republican Period on Historical Perspective, LIT, Muenster, pp. 107 - 182
    • Edwards LP, 2005, 'Zhanzheng dui xiandai Zhongguo funü canzheng yundong de yinxiang: ‘weijinüxing’ de wenti (The impact of war on women’s suffrage in China: the problem of ‘crisis femininity’)', in Wang Z; Chen Y (ed.), Bainian Zhongguo nüquan sichao yanjiu (Research in one hundred years of Chinese feminist thought), Fudan University press, Shanghai, pp. 220 - 226
    • Edwards LP, 2004, 'Constraining Women’s Political Work with ‘Women’s-Work’: The Chinese Communist Party and Women’s Participation in Politics', in McLaren A (ed.), Chinese Women—Living and Working, Routledge, pp. 109 - 30
    • Edwards LP; Roces M, 2004, 'Orienting the Global Women’s Suffrage Movement', in Edwards L; Roces M (ed.), Women’s Suffrage in Asia: Gender, Nationalism, Democracy, pp. 1 - 23
    • Edwards LP, 2004, 'Chinese Women’s Campaigns for Suffrage: Nationalism, Confucianism and Political Agency', in Edwards L; Roces M (ed.), Women’s Suffrage in Asia: Gender, Nationalism, Democracy, Routledge, pp. 59 - 78
    • Edwards LP; Roces M, 2000, 'Contesting Gender Narratives 1970-2000', in Edwards L (ed.), Women in Asia: Tradition, Modernity and Globalisation, Allen and Unwin and the University of Michigan Press, pp. 1 - 15
    • Edwards LP, 2000, 'Women in the People’s Republic of China: new challenges to the grand gender narrative', in Edwards L (ed.), Women in Asia: Tradition, Modernity and Globalisation, Allen & Unwin and University of Michigan Press, pp. 59 - 84
    • Edwards LP, 1999, 'Consolidating a Socialist Patriarchy: The Women Writers’ Industry and ‘Feminist’ Literary Criticism', in McLaren A; Finnane A (ed.), Dress, Sex and Text in Chinese Culture, Monash Asia Institute, pp. 183 - 197
    • Edwards LP; Louie K, 1995, 'Introduction--Censored by Confucius', in Louie K; Edwards L (ed.), Censored by Confucius: Ghost Stories by Yuan Mei, pp. xxiii - xxxv

    Journal articles

    • Edwards LP, 2016, 'International Women’s Day in China: Feminism meets Militarized Nationalism and Competing Political Party Programs', Asian Studies Review, vol. 40, pp. 89 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2015.1124066
    • Edwards LP; Hanna M; Lorcin P, 2016, ''The Legacy of the War to End All Wars’', Gender and History, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-0424.12239
    • Edwards LP, 2015, 'Localizing the Hollywood Star System in 1930s China: Linglong magazine and new moral spaces', Asian Studies, vol. 1, pp. 13 - 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.6551/AS.0101.02
    • Edwards L, 2013, 'Drawing Sexual Violence in Wartime China: Anti-Japanese Propaganda Cartoons', The Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 72, pp. 563 - 586, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0021911813000521
    • Edwards L, 2012, 'Women sex-spies: Chastity, national dignity, legitimate government and Ding Ling's when i was in Xia Village', China Quarterly, pp. 1059 - 1078, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0305741012001208
    • 2012, 'The Shanghai Modern Woman's American Dreams: Imagining America's Depravity to Produce China's “Moderate Modernity”', Pacific Historical Review, vol. 81, pp. 567 - 601, http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/phr.2012.81.4.567
    • Edwards L, 2012, 'Editing Academic Books in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Maximizing Impact for Effort', Journal of Scholarly Publishing, vol. 44, pp. 61 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.3138/jsp.44.1.61
    • Edwards L; Zhou L, 2011, 'Gender and the "virtue of violence": Creating a new vision of political engagement through the 1911 revolution', Frontiers of History in China, vol. 6, pp. 485 - 504, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11462-011-0138-8
    • Edwards L, 2010, 'Transformations of The Woman Warrior Hua Mulan: From Defender of The Family To Servant of The State', NAN NÜ, vol. 12, pp. 175 - 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156852610X545840
    • Edwards L, 2007, 'Strategizing for politics: Chinese women's participation the one-party state', Women's Studies International Forum, vol. 30, pp. 380 - 390, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2007.07.005
    • Edwards LP; Farquhar M, 2005, 'Jia Baoyu in Honglou meng: Boyhood, Adolescence and Adulthood in Pre-Modern China', Tamkang Review: a quarterly of comparative studies of Chinese and foreign literatures, vol. XXXVI, pp. 35 - 66
    • Edwards L, 2002, 'Coopting the Chinese women's suffrage movement for the fifth modernisation — democracy', Asian Studies Review, vol. 26, pp. 285 - 307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357820208713347
    • Edwards L, 2002, 'Narratives of race and nation in china: Women's suffrage in the early twentieth century', Women's Studies International Forum, vol. 25, pp. 619 - 630, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0277-5395(02)00340-0
    • Edwards LP, 2001, 'New Hongxue and the ‘Birth of an Author’: Yu Pingbo’s ‘On Qin Keqing’s death’', Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles and Reviews, vol. 23, pp. 31 - 54
    • Edwards L, 2000, 'Policing the modern woman in Republican China', Modern China, vol. 26, pp. 115 - 147
    • Edwards LP, 2000, 'Women’s Suffrage in China: Challenging Scholarly Conventions', Pacific Historical Review, vol. 69, pp. 617 - 638
    • Edwards L; Occhipinti S; Ryan S, 2000, 'Food and Immigration: The indigestion trope contests the sophistication narrative', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol. 21, pp. 297 - 308, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07256860020007458
    • Edwards L, 2000, 'Policing the Modern Woman in Republican China', Modern China, vol. 26, pp. 115 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/009770040002600201
    • Edwards LP, 1999, 'From Gender Equality to Gender Difference: Feminist Campaigns for Quotas for Women in Politics', Twentieth Century China, pp. 69 - 105
    • Ryan S; Edwards L; Occhipinti S, 1999, '‘Must have been the Chinese I ate ‘: Food poisoning, migration and national indigestion', Continuum, vol. 13, pp. 315 - 323, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304319909365803
    • Louie K; Edwards L; Selway D, 1997, 'Native and background speakers of Chinese: Australian tertiary educators’ perceptions of the problems and prospects', Asian Studies Review, vol. 20, pp. 91 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03147539708713129
    • Edwards LP; Selway D; Louie K, 1995, 'Curricula for Background Speakers of Chinese Languages—Towards a New Link Between Economics and Culture', Curricula for Background Speakers of Chinese Languages—Towards a New Link Between Economics and Culture, vol. 12, pp. 35 - 52
    • Edwards LP, 1995, 'Late Twentieth Century Orientalism: The Discourse of Selection', Renditions, vol. 44, pp. 1 - 11
    • Edwards L, 1995, 'Women Warriors and Amazons of the mid Qing Texts Jinghua yuan and Honglou meng', Modern Asian Studies, vol. 29, pp. 225 - 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0026749X00012713
    • Edwards LP, 1994, 'Chin Sung-ts’en’s A Tocsin for Women—The Dextrous Merger of Radicalism and Conservatism in Feminism of the Early Twentieth Century', Chin Sung-ts’en’s A Tocsin for Women—The Dextrous Merger of Radicalism and Conservatism in Feminism of the Early Twentieth Century, pp. 117 - 114
    • Edwards LP; Louie K, 1994, 'Chinese Masculinity: Theorising wen and wu', East Asian History, pp. 137 - 150
    • Louie K; Edwards L, 1994, 'Chinese for Dinkum Aussies', Asian Studies Review, vol. 18, pp. 53 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03147539408712995
    • Edwards LP, 1993, 'Representations of Women and Social Power in Eighteenth Century China: The Case of Wang Xifeng', Late Imperial China, vol. 14, pp. 34 - 59
    • Edwards LP, 1993, 'Historiography of Lin Siniang: Desirability and Virtue in Eighteenth Century China', New Zealand Journal of East Asian Studies, vol. 1, pp. 63 - 75
    • Edwards L, 1993, 'Representations of Women and Social Power in Eighteenth Century China: The Case of Wang Xifeng', Late Imperial China, vol. 14, pp. 34 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/late.1993.0009
    • Edwards LP, 1990, 'Gender Imperatives in Honglou meng—Baoyu’s Bisexuality', Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles and Reviews, pp. 69 - 81
    • Edwards L, 1990, 'Women in Honglou meng: Prescriptions of Purity in the Femininity of Qing Dynasty China', Modern China, vol. 16, pp. 407 - 429, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/009770049001600402

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Teaching

Semester 2:

ARTS3217 History of Modern China: Contested Visions

http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate/courses/2015/ARTS3217.html

ARTS1211: Australia's Asian Context

http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate/courses/2015/ARTS1211.html