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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