FAHA, FASSA, FHKAH
Louise Edwards is Scientia Professor of Chinese History. She publishes on women and gender in China and Asia. Her most recent books include Drawing Democratic Dreams in Republican China (Washington University Press, 2020), 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 a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities, The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities. Between 2015-2016 she served as President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia.
She has taught at a number of universities: The University of Hong Kong, University of Technology Sydney, Australian National University, Australian Catholic University and the University of Queensland, and held a visiting fellowship at the Centre for Chinese Studies at the National Central library in Taipei. She studied at the Beijing Languages Institute and Nanjing University and was awarded her BA from Auckland University, BA (hons) from Murdoch University, and PhD from Griffith University.
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.