Scientia Professor Louise Edwards

Professor of Modern Chinese History

FAHA, FASSA, FHKAH

School of Humanities & Languages

Contact

61-2-9385-1027
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 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 L;Jeffreys E, 2010, Celebrity in China
    • Edwards L, 2010, Chinese feminism in a transnational frame: Between internationalism and xenophobia, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203851234
    • Jeffreys E;Edwards L, 2010, Celebrity in China
    • 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 L, 2013, 'Eating and drinking in a red chambered dream', in Scribes of Gastronomy: Representations of Food and Drink in Imperial Chinese Literature, pp. 113 - 131
    • 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, 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 L, 2010, 'Military celebrity in China: The evolution of 'heroic and model servicemen'', in Celebrity in China, pp. 21 - 43
    • Jeffreys E;Edwards L, 2010, 'Celebrity/China', in Celebrity in China, pp. 1 - 20
    • 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, '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 L, 2008, 'Diversity and evolution in the state-in-society: International influences in combating violence against women', in The Chinese State in Transition: Processes and Contests in Local China, pp. 108 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203893661
    • 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 Embodied Modernities: Corporeality, Representation, and Chinese Cultures, pp. 146 - 161
    • Edwards L, 2006, 'Chinese women's campaigns for suffrage: Nationalism, Confucianism and political agency', in Women's Suffrage in Asia: Gender, Nationalism and Democracy, pp. 59 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203401446
    • 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

    Other

Teaching and Supervision

Louise is Course Convenor for:

ARTS3217 History of Modern China: Contested Visions
ARTS1211: Australia's Asian Context

Honours and prizes

Edwards was President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in 2015 and 2016. She has been elected as a fellow of the Australian Humanities Academy, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities.