Angela Schottenhammer



Professor of Chinese Middle Period & Early Modern World History
KU Leuven, Faculty of Arts, History Department
Blijde Inkomststraat 21 – bus 3307
B–3000 Leuven
Selected Senior Researcher Shanghai University 上海大学
Onbezoldigd medewerker UGent, Geography Department


Angela Schottenhammer (蕭婷) is full professor of Chinese Middle Period & Early Modern World History at KU Leuven, Belgium, and Selected Senior Researcher the School of Economics at Shanghai University (经济学院, 上海大学). She has been teaching as research professor at the LMU, Munich (2002–09), El Colegio de México, Mexico City (2009–10), Ghent University (2010–13), and the University of Salzburg (1013–20). From 2009 to 2020 she has also been research director and adjunct professor at the Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC), Faculty of History and Classical Studies, McGill University, Canada.

Angela Schottenhammer obtained her Ph.D. in 1993 from Würzburg University with a thesis on “Song Period Tomb inscriptions” (M.A. 1989 on Liao Mosha and the Cultural Revolution) and her Habilitation degree 2000 from LMU Munich with a thesis on the port city of Quanzhou during the Song period (960–1279).

She is director of the Crossroads Research Centre (, chief editor, together with Tansen Sen, of the academic journal Crossroadsan Interdisciplinary Journal of Asian Interactions ( and of two book series ( and and has widely published on Chinese history, archaeology & culture, on China and her historical relations with the Silk Roads (both continental and maritime), and on China’s integration into global structures.


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