Cecilia Lindqvist is one of Sweden's leading experts on China. Since the 1970s she has been teaching Chinese and educating people about Chinese culture, history, language and society with books, newspaper articles and television programmes. Besides Chinese and history, she has also studied music, including the qin in Beijing 1961-62.
In 2016, Cecilia Lindqvist was awarded the prestigious CHINA SPECIAL BOOK AWARD, the leading literary award in China and presented at a ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on August 23.
Since 2003 she has been a guest professor at Beijing University of Language.