Louise Edwards

Emeritus Professor Louise Edwards

  • Post Nominals: FAHA, FASSA, FHKAH
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2007
  • Section(s): Asian Studies


Louise Edwards is Emeritus Professor of Chinese History at the UNSW and also serves as an Honorary Professor at UTS’s Australia-China Research Institute and the University of Hong Kong’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures. Her research explores women in politics in China and Asia, gendered cultures of war in China, as well as Chinese literature and intellectual history. Louise served as President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia and is currently on the executive of the Chinese Studies Association of Australia. Prior to joining UNSW, Louise was Professor of Modern China Studies at the University of Hong Kong, Director of the UTS China Research Centre and Convenor of the Australian Research Council’s Asia Pacific Futures Research Network. She uses Modern Standard Chinese in her research.

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