Louise Edwards

Professor of Modern Chinese History
Professor

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
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Edwards L; Edwards POMCHL, 2020, Citizens of Beauty Drawing Democratic Dreams in Republican China
2020
Edwards LP, 2016, Women Warriors and Wartime Spies of China, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK
2016
Edwards LP, 2014, Qingdai Zhongguo de nanxing yu nüxing: Honglou meng zhong de xingbie, Peking University Press, Beijing
2014
Edwards LP, 2014, Xingbie, zhengzhi, yu minzhu--jindai Zhongguo de funü canzheng, Jiangsu Renmin Chubanshe, Hangzhou
2014
Edwards LP; Roces M, (ed.), 2010, Women's Movements in Asia, Routledge
2010
Roces M; Edwards L, (ed.), 2010, Womens movements in Asia: feminisms and transnational activism, Routledge, London, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203851234
2010
Edwards L; Jeffreys E, 2010, Celebrity in China
2010
Jeffreys E; Edwards L, 2010, Celebrity in China
2010
Edwards LP, 2008, Gender, Politics, and Democracy, Stanford University Press
2008
Roces M; Edwards LP, (ed.), 2007, The Politics of Dress in Asia and the Americas, Sussex Academic Press
2007
Edwards L; Roces M, (ed.), 2004, Women's Suffrage in Asia, Routledge
2004
Edwards LP, 2001, Men and Women in Qing China, University of Hawaii Press
2001
Edwards LP; Roces M, (ed.), 2000, Women in Asia, Allen & Unwin
2000
Edwards LP; Louie K, (ed.), 1996, Censored by Confucius, M.E. Sharpe
1996
Edwards LP, 1995, Recreating the literary canon, Project Verlag, Ruhr University, Bochum
1995
Book Chapters
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Edwards L, 2020, 'Problems for Commemorating Women Wartime Spies: Case Studies from China', in Cothran B; Judge J; Shubert A (ed.), WOMEN WARRIORS AND NATIONAL HEROES: GLOBAL HISTORIES, Bloomsbury, London, pp. 215 - 230, https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/women-warriors-and-national-heroes-9781350121140/
2020
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
2016
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
2013
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
2013
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
2012
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
2010
Edwards LP; Jeffreys E, 2010, 'Celebrity/China', in Edwards L; Jeffreys E (ed.), Celebrity in China, Hong Kong University Press, pp. 1 - 21
2010
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
2010
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
2010
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
2010
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
2009
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
2009
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
2008
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
2008
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
2007
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
2007
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
2006
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
2005
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
2005
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
2005
Roces M; Edwards L, 2004, 'Introduction: orienting the global suffrage movement', in Edwards L; Roces M (ed.), Women`s Suffrage in Asia: Gender, Nationalism and Democracy, Routledge Press, London, pp. 1 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203401446
2004
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
2004
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
2004
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
2004
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
2000
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
2000
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
1999
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
1995
Edited Books
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Edwards L; Penn N; Winter J; Edwards L, (eds.), 2020, The Cambridge World History of Violence: Volume IV 1800 to the Present, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781316585023
2020
Journal articles
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Edwards L, 2019, 'Victims, apologies, and the Chinese in Australia', Journal of Chinese Overseas, vol. 15, pp. 62 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/17932548-12341390
2019
Edwards LP; Hanna M; Lorcin P, 2016, ''The Legacy of the War to End All Wars’', Gender and History, vol. 28, pp. 567 - 586, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-0424.12239
2016
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
2016
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
2015
Edwards L, 2013, 'Drawing sexual violence in wartime China: Anti-Japanese propaganda cartoons', Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 72, pp. 563 - 586, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0021911813000521
2013
Edwards L, 2013, 'The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China's Collective Past', CHINA JOURNAL, vol. 69, pp. 227 - 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/668949
2013
Edwards L, 2013, 'Beyond Exemplar Tales: Women's Biography in Chinese History.', NAN NU-MEN WOMEN AND GENDER IN CHINA, vol. 15, pp. 337 - 341, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15685268-0152P0006
2013
Edwards L, 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
2012
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
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
2012
Edwards L, 2011, 'Echoes of Chongqing: Women in Wartime China.', AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, vol. 116, pp. 157 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/ahr.116.1.157
2011
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
2011
Edwards L, 2010, 'Transformations of the woman warrior Hua Mulan: From defender of the family to servant of the state', NAN NU, vol. 12, pp. 175 - 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156852610X545840
2010
Edwards L, 2010, 'Women's Movements in Twentieth-Century Taiwan', CHINA QUARTERLY, pp. 463 - 465, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0305741010000500
2010
Edwards L, 2008, 'Review Article: The ‘Problem of China’ and Chinese Exceptionalism', Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 43, pp. 155 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022009407084565
2008
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
2007
Edwards L, 2006, 'Failure, nationalism, and literature: The making of modern Chinese identity, 1895-1937', CHINA JOURNAL, vol. 56, pp. 193 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/20066211
2006
Farquhar M; Edwards L, 2005, 'Jia Baoyu in Honglou meng: Boyhood, adolescence, and adulthood in pre-modern China', Tamkang Review, vol. 36, pp. 35 - 66
2005
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
2005
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
2002
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
2002
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
2001
Edwards L, 2000, 'Policing the modem woman in republican China', MODERN CHINA, vol. 26, pp. 115 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/009770040002600201
2000
Edwards L, 2000, 'Policing the modern woman in Republican China', Modern China, vol. 26, pp. 115 - 147
2000
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
2000
Edwards LP, 2000, 'Women’s Suffrage in China: Challenging Scholarly Conventions', Pacific Historical Review, vol. 69, pp. 617 - 638, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3641227
2000
Edwards LP, 1999, 'From Gender Equality to Gender Difference: Feminist Campaigns for Quotas for Women in Politics', Twentieth Century China, pp. 69 - 105
1999
Howell J; Brownell S; Chang JS; Jeffreys E; Edwards L; Ross K, 1999, 'Responses', Critical Asian Studies, vol. 31, pp. 37 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14672715.1999.10415729
1999
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
1999
Edwards L, 1999, 'Creating socialist women in Japan: Gender, labour and activism, 1900-1937', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICS AND HISTORY, vol. 45, pp. 150 - 151
1999
Edwards L, 1998, 'Baptized in the fire of revolution: The American social gospel and the YMCA in China, 1919-1937', JOURNAL OF RELIGIOUS HISTORY, vol. 22, pp. 362 - 364
1998
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
1997
Edwards L, 1996, 'The China factor in modern Japanese thought: The case of Tachibana Shiraki, 1881-1945 - Li,L', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICS AND HISTORY, vol. 42, pp. 480 - 480
1996
Edwards L, 1995, 'Women Warriors and Amazons of the Mid Qing Texts Jinghua yuan and Honglou meng', Modern Asian Studies, vol. 29, pp. 225 - 255, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0026749X00012713
1995
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
1995
Edwards LP, 1995, 'Late Twentieth Century Orientalism: The Discourse of Selection', Renditions, vol. 44, pp. 1 - 11
1995
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
1994
Edwards LP; Louie K, 1994, 'Chinese Masculinity: Theorising wen and wu', East Asian History, pp. 137 - 150
1994
Louie K; Edwards L, 1994, 'Chinese for Dinkum Aussies', Asian Studies Review, vol. 18, pp. 53 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03147539408712995
1994
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
1993
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
1993
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
1993
EDWARDS L, 1992, 'DAUGHTERS OF THE CANTON DELTA - MARRIAGE PATTERNS AND ECONOMIC-STRATEGIES IN SOUTH CHINA, 1860-1930 - STOCKARD,JE', BULLETIN OF CONCERNED ASIAN SCHOLARS, vol. 24, pp. 59 - 66, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1992HX27900009&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
1992
1992
Edwards L, 1992, 'Broadening Horizons: Representations of Women in Asia', Critical Asian Studies, vol. 24, pp. 59 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14672715.1992.10412995
1992
Edwards L; Louie K, 1990, 'Women in Chinese Fiction: The Last Ten Years', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 5, pp. 95 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164649.1990.9961679
1990
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
1990
Edwards L, 1990, 'Asian Studies Association of Australia 8th Biennial Conference', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 5, pp. 113 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164649.1990.9961702
1990
Edwards LP, 1990, 'Gender Imperatives in Honglou meng—Baoyu’s Bisexuality', Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles and Reviews, pp. 69 - 81
1990
Other
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Edwards L, 2017, Series editor’s foreword, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315652467
2017