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BENJAMIN DAVID PENNY (born 27 October 1959) is an Australian
Australian
academic specialising in religious and spiritual movements in modern and contemporary China
China
. He is a Harold White Fellow at the National Library of Australia
Australia
.

His area of specialty is Falun Gong
Falun Gong
as well as the interpretation of Chinese religions by westerners and the history of the religions of Chinese Australians . The Times Literary Supplement states that in 'The Religion
Religion
of the Falun Gong' Penny “makes a good case for defining Falun Gong
Falun Gong
as a modern Chinese religion. . . . provides an admirable guide to the short history of Falun Gong
Falun Gong
and the eclectic complexities of its doctrine, which he sets within the framework of indigenous religious belief over the centuries.”

CONTENTS

* 1 Family and education * 2 Career * 3 Awards * 4 Selected publications * 5 References

FAMILY AND EDUCATION

Penny is the younger brother of Professor
Professor
Simon Penny (born 1955) who is a theorist, curator and teacher in the field of Interactive Media Art . Benjamin Penny was born in Melbourne
Melbourne
and attended Newington College (1972–1977). He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney
University of Sydney
, a Master of Philosophy from University of Cambridge and a PhD
PhD
from the Australian
Australian
National University .

CAREER

After university study, Penny was a post-doctoral fellow at the ANU. From 1999 until 2005, he was the first Executive Officer of the Herbert and Valmae Freilich Foundation. During the years 2003 and 2004 he was a research fellow at the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research. Penny was appointed to the Division of Pacific and Asian History in October 2005. Since January 2010 he has been Deputy Director, and a Research Fellow, at the School of Culture, History ">

* ^ A B Harold White Fellow Retrieved 14 January 2015 * ^ Dr Benjamin Penny, Deputy Director, Australian
Australian
Centre on China in the World Retrieved 14 January 2015 * ^ The Religion
Religion
of Falun Gong
Falun Gong
– Editorial Reviews Retrieved 30 January 2015 * ^ Newington College
Newington College
Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp155 * ^ ANU Researcher Retrieved 14 January 2015 * ^ Choice Magazine: CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Awards University of Chicago Press * ^ Penny, Benjamin (2012), The religion of Falun Gong, University of Chicago Press, ISBN 978-0-226-65501-7 * ^ University of Chicago Press Retrieved 14 January 2015 * ^ The Religion
Religion
of the Falun Gong
Falun Gong
University of Toronto Library * ^ Dr Benjamin Penny Retrieved 14 January 2015 * ^ Penny, Benjamin; Liu, Cunren (2005), Daoism in history : essays in honour of Liu Tsʼun-yan, Routledge, ISBN 978-0-415-34852-2 * ^ Penny, Benjamin (2002), Religion
Religion
and biography in China
China
and Tibet, Curzon, ISBN 978-0-7007

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