Louise Edwards is Scientia Professor of Chinese History at UNSW’s School of Humanities and Languages. Louise publishes on women and gender in China. Her most recent sole-authored books include Women Warriors and Wartime Spies of China (Cambridge University Press 2016), Women, Politics and Democracy: Women’s Suffrage in China (Stanford University Press 2008) and she is co-editor of Vol. 4 of the Cambridge World History of Violence (forthcoming). Her current research project explores gendered cultures of war, peace and militarization. She is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Humanities in Australia, the Australian Academy of Social Sciences and the Hong Kong Academy of Humanities.