Head of the Stockholm China Center
Professor Torbjörn Lodén 罗多弼, born in 1947, was a Professor of Chinese language and culture at Stockholm University 1990-2014. He has a B.A. degree in Russian and philosophy from Stockholm University (1968), and after that he took up his Chinese studies, first in Stockholm (1968-69) and later at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (1970-71). From 1973 to 1976 he served as the Swedish Cultural Attaché at the Swedish Embassy in Beijing. In 1990, he obtained a Ph.D. degree in Sinology in Stockholm. In the 1980’s he set up, together with Dr. Bert Edström, Senior Fellow at ISDP, the first East Asian Studies Program at Stockholm University. He served as the Director of the Centre for Pacific Asia Studies at Stockholm University 1998-2001; as a research fellow at City University of Hong Kong 2003-2004; and as a visiting Professor at the same university 2011-2014. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities.
Lodén’s main research interests are in the broad field of Chinese intellectual history, and he has published several books and numerous articles on different aspects of Chinese culture, both pre-modern and modern.
His main current project is to publish complete and annotated translations into Swedish of the Confucian Four Books and a history of Chinese thought in Swedish, from the earliest times to the present. Together with Dr Wan Xinzheng he is also working on a grammar of Chinese in Swedish.
Publications by Torbjörn Lodén
Diogenes Issue on Global Ethics
“A Global Ethic has a fundamental role to play not only in defining basic values but also in reaching transcultural consensus about the meaning of key notions such as ‘well-being’ […]
Politics in East Asia Today: Between Democracy, Debates, and Discourse
Introduction: On September 9-10, 2021, the Stockholm China Center at the Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP) organized the seminar “Politics in East Asia Today.” Thirteen scholars from different […]
China’s Communist Party at 100: From Revolution to Rule
Introduction The founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1949 was a turning point in the history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which celebrates its hundredth anniversary […]
Konfucius samtal betraktas som det mest inflytelserika verket i Kinas historia. Trots att Konfucius levde för 2 500 år sedan är han än idag flitigt citerad och hans lära både […]