McMaster University

McMaster University

Dr. Angela Sheng

Angela Sheng Associate Professor, Art History
On extended leave until 30 September 2017

Consulting Scholar, appointed July 2016-June 2019
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

School of the Arts (SOTA)
Office: TSH 425
Phone: 905-525-9140 x 23156

Mailing Address:
1280 Main Street West (TSH 414),
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4M2 Canada


Received a 5-year Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) for a new research project on the nomadic contribution to knowledge transfer along the Silk Road in the first millennium.

“Chinese Silks That Circulated Among Peoples North and West: Implications for Technological Exchange in Early Times?” Chapter 8 in Berit Hildebrandt (ed.) with Carole Gillis, Silk. Trade and Exchange along the Silk Roads between Rome and China in Antiquity (Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2017): 104-23.

Wool fragment with geometric tree pattern

Fig. 8.9: Wool fragment with geometric tree pattern (inv. no. C 27) woven in warp-faced compound tabby (taqueté) from Yingpan, second–fifth century (after Li Wenying 2006, 251, fig. 193. © Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Museum Collection; by kind permission of the former Director of the Xinjiang Museum, Prof. Hou Shixin).

4 Conférences à L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France

le 6 , 17, 20, et 17 mars, 2017

  • Le rôle des ateliers impériaux dans le développement du tissage des soieries façonnées en Chine, 400-100 avant J.-C.
  • L’influence des techniques de tissage d’Asie centrale sur le tissage de la soie en Chine d’après les découvertes de textiles archéologiques au Xinjiang (400-900 CE).
  • La soie, la laine, la ramie, et le coton: transferts de technologie entre les filières de transformation de différentes fibres en Chine au Moyen Âge (1000-1400 CE).
  • Le retour du tissage du “velours” en Chine vers 1600 et ses conséquences.
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