Short CV/Education and training

  • 1984
    Abitur (A-levels)

  • 1989
    Magister Artium degree (MA)

  • 1993
    PhD in the field of Sinology

  • 2000
    Completion of the Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) and conferment of the venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in the field of Sinology, Department of Asian Studies, LMU Munich

  • 2002 – 2009
    Project director and organiser of a research project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation within the framework of promoting junior research groups, topic: The East China Sea c. 1500-1800: A new quality in the relations of the states bordering on it (BAT Ia)

  • 2006 – 2007
    Visiting professor of Sinology (W2), Marburg University, Germany

  • 2008 – 2009
    Visiting professor of Sinology (W2), Marburg University

  • 2009 – 2010
    Professor of premodern Chinese history, Centro de Estudios de Asia y África (CEAA), El Colegio de México, Mexico City, Mexico

  • 2010 – 2013
    Professor of Chinese History, Department of Languages and Cultures of South and East Asia, Faculty of Arts, Gent University, Belgium

  • Since 2013
    Professor of Non-European and World History, Salzburg University, History Department, Austria

Selected publications

  • Bert, G. et al. (eds.): Pferde in Asien: Geschichte, Handel und Kultur / Horses in Asia: History, Trade and Culture. Vienna, 2009.

  • Schottenhammer, A.: A Buried Past: The Tomb Inscription (muzhiming) and Official Biographies of Wang Chuzhi (863-923). In: JESHO 52,1, 2009. pp. 15-56.

  • Schottenhammer, A. (ed.): The East Asian Mediterranean - Maritime Crossroads of Culture, Commerce, and Human Migration. Conference volume. Wiesbaden, 2008.

  • Schottenhammer, A.: Japan the tiny dwarf? Sino-Japanese relations from the kangxi to the early qianlong reigns. In: Asia Research Institute Working Paper Series No. 106, 2008. National University of Singapore, Singapore, to be downloaded from the ARI website under

  • Schottenhammer, A. (ed.): Trade and Transfer across the East Asian "Mediterranean". Wiesbaden, 2005.

  • Schottenhammer, A.: Die finanzpolitische Bezugnahme des songzeitlichen Staates (960 – ca. 1100) auf den Reichtum seiner Gesellschaft, unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Reformperiode unter Wang Anshi (The fiscal reference of the Song government to the wealth of its society, under particular consideration of the reforme are under Wang Anshi). In: Oriens Extremus 44(4), 2003. pp. 179-210.

  • Schottenhammer, A.: Das songzeitliche Quanzhou im Spannungsfeld zwischen Zentralregierung und maritimem Handel. Unerwartete Konsequenzen des zentralstaatlichen Zugriffs auf den Reichtum einer Küstenregion. Stuttgart, 2002.

  • Schottenhammer, A. (ed.): The Emporium of the World: Maritime Quanzhou, 1000-1400. Leiden, Boston, Cologne, 2001.

  • Schottenhammer, A.: Inschriften aus Handel und Gewerbe: Die ökonomischen Verhältnisse in Suzhou in der Späten Ming- und der Qing-Dynastie (Inscriptions on Trade and Commerce: The Economic Situation in Suzhou in the Late Ming and the Qing Dynasty). In: Oriens Extremus 9/10, 1995. pp. 109-149.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • The Indian Ocean World: The making of the first global economy in the context of human-environment interaction, since 2010

  • Interdisciplinary project with outside funding from the Volkswagen Foundation within the framework of promoting junior research groups, topic: The East China Sea c. 1500-1800: A new quality in the relations of the states bordering on it, 2002 – 2009

  • Heisenberg programme, topics: "The advent of grave inscriptions in the Han period", "The grave, and grave inscription, of Wang Chuzhi (863-923)"

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editor of an English-language online professional journal (Crossroads – Studies on the history of exchange relations in the East Asian world), with abstracts in Chinese, Japanese and Korean

  • Co-editor of the journal Frontiers of History in China: Selected Publications from Chinese Universities

  • Co-editor of the journal Ming Qing yanjiu

  • Jury member for the "Cundill Prize of History", McGill University, Montreal, Canada (2007-2009)

Additional qualifications

  • Adjunct professor in the Department of History, Faculty of Arts, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, since 2009

  • Professor by special appointment at the request of the Faculty of Cultural Studies, LMU Munich, Germany, 2002 – 2010

  • German Research Foundation (DFG), 2001 – 2002


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