Angela Schottenhammer (蕭婷) is full professor of Chinese Middle Period & Early Modern World History at KU Leuven, Belgium, and research affiliate at the Geography Department, UGent. From 2009 to 2020 she has also been research director and adjunct professor at the Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC), McGill University, Canada. She 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 University, with a thesis on the port city of Quanzhou during the Song period (960–1279). She is director of the Crossroads Research Centre (https://crossroads-research.net), chief editor of the academic journal Crossroads (https://brill.com/view/journals/cjai/cjai-overview.xml), editor of two book series, CROS & East Asian MAritime History, and PI of the ERC AdG TRANSPACIFIC (grant ID 833143). Her research focuses on Chinese and Asian history, archaeology, science & technology, and on China’s and Asia’s global interaction and interconnectivity, through both maritime and overland routes (with a main focus on the period between 650 to 1800).