McMaster University

Dr. Angela Sheng

Angela Sheng Associate Professor, Art History

Undergraduate Counsellor, Art History

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


Why Velvet? Localized Textile Innovation in Ming China,” Chapter 2 in Threads of Global Desire: Silk in the Early Modern World, edited by Dagmar Schäfer, Giorgio Riello, and Luca Molà. Pasold Studies in Textile, Dress, and Fashion History (Boydell & Brewer, 2018): 49-74.

Cover of a book Threads of Global Desire


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.


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