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Fredrik Fällman

Senior lecturer

Fredrik Fällman
Senior lecturer , Deputy Head
+46 31 786 4621

Room number: F441
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg

Department of Languages & Literatures (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Fredrik Fällman

Researcher, teacher


After undergraduate studies at Stockholm University, I studied in Beijing (Chinese language) and Wuhan (Modern Chinese history) in the 1990s, and was awarded my PhD in Stockholm in 2004 after defending my dissertation on “cultural Christians” in contemporary China. I have been a visiting researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (2003), and at Renmin University of China (2007), also being a Distinguished Adjunct Researcher at the latter 2010-2014. I was co-ordinator at the Nordic Confucius Institute in Stockholm from 2005 to 2006, and Researcher at the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities from 2007 to 2011. From 2012 to 2013 I was a Senior Research Fellow at the City University of Hong Kong.


I teach Chinese at all levels, language courses as well as Chinese ancient and modern history, religion, history of ideas, propaganda etc.


I started to take an interest in the role of religion in China during my time as a student in Beijing in the 1990s. Since then I have moved from a historical perspective to focusing on the contemporary situation. I am particularly interested in the faith of Chinese intellectuals, writers, artists and other cultural figures. In recent years I have also become interested in religious and ethnic policies and their implications. I am currently studying propaganda language and the role of nationalism in propaganda. The role of sinology for the cultural exchange between China and the West is also one of my research interests.

Latest publications

Hilma Kristina Börjesson
Fredrik Fällman
Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon, Göteborg , Göteborgs universitet, Encyclopedia entry 2020
Encyclopedia entry

Både först och sist: Fredrik Coyet som opperhoofd i Dejima och guvernör över Formosa
Fredrik Fällman
Kawauso: simmandes i språkströmmen / Shimotori, Misuzu och Ivarsson, Fusae (red.), Göteborg, Göteborgs universitet, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

"Two Small Copper Coins" and much more: Chinese Protestant Women and their Contributions to the Church—Cases from Past and Present
Fredrik Fällman
The Contribution of Chinese Women to the Church / Adamek Piotr, Sonja Huang Meitin (eds.)., Siegburg, Franz Schmitt Verlag, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Crossing borders – identities, ideologies and intercultural communication
Fredrik Fällman
National Image and Intercultural Communication 国家形象与跨文化传播 (Shan Bo & Liu Xinya eds.), Beijing, Social Science Academic Press, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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Fredrik Fällman
宗教与历史辑刊 (Journal of the Study on Religion and History) 6-7, 汉语文献与中国基督教研究 (Chinese documents and the History of Research on Christianity in China), Shanghai, Shanghai daxue chubanshe, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Five Voices of Chinese Christian Thought
Fredrik Fällman
Contemporary Chinese thought, Journal issue 2016
Journal issue

Defining the past and shaping the future: reflections on Xinjiang narratives, Uyghur-Han-Hui relations, and the perspectives of research
Fredrik Fällman
Kashgar Revisited : Uyghur studies in memory of ambassador Gunnar Jarring / Ildikó Bellér-Hann, Birgit N. Schlyter, Jun Sugawara eds., Leiden, Brill, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Evangelisation in the Protestant Church in China – Reflections of a Western Sinologist
Fredrik Fällman
Religions & Christianity in Today’s China, Magazine article 2016
Magazine article


Small in scale, but large in numbers: Case studies of Swedish missionaries in China and their political, educational and medical impact
Fredrik Fällman
Western Tides Coming Ashore in a Changing World: Christianity and China’s Passage into Modernity 變局下的西潮:基督教與中國的現代性, Hongkong, China Alliance Press 宣道出版社, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book


Foreword to Luo Fei's collection of writings
Fredrik Fällman
To Start from Art 从艺术出发 (Luo, Fei, författare), Shanghai, Shanghai Joint Publishing Co.Ltd, Other 2014

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