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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 from the