Tony Edwards

Tony Edwards

PhD Candidate
Pacific and Asian History
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Building: Australian Centre on China in the World

Tony is currently a PhD Candidate at the School of Culture, History and Language specialising in late-imperial Taoism.

Thesis Topic

Internal Alchemy in Transition: Wang Qihuo (1839-1917) and his disciples Wei Yao and Xu Songyao

Research Interests

  • Taoism in the late-Qing and Republic
  • The lay practice of Internal Alchemy
  • Religious movements in 19th century Sichuan
  • Cognitive linguistics
  • The reception of Taoism in the West
  • Spirit-writing movements
  • Alchemical language
  • Redemptive societies
  • The translation of religious terminology from Classical Chinese
  • The comparative study of contemplative traditions and psycho-physiological cultivation practices
  • Religious printing during the late-Qing and Republic

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