Gerda Wielander is professor in Chinese studies and Associate Head of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Westminster, London. Her main research interest lies in the link of the personal and spiritual to wider social and political developments in modern and contemporary China. She is the author of Christian Values in Communist China (2013), as well as several book chapters and articles in leading peer-reviewed journals. Her most recent work includes a volume on Chinese Discourses on Happiness (2018). She is currently working on spiritual language in Chinese political discourse, and a monograph on the “happy society” in China.