Sheila Melvin

Author and Business Writer

Sheila Melvin is a writer and consultant who focuses on both culture and business. She is the co-author, with her husband, the conductor Jindong Cai, of Rhapsody in Red: How Western Classical Music Became Chinese, which was short-listed for the Saroyan Prize in 2005; Beethoven in China: How the Great Composer Became an Icon in the People’s Republic (Penguin, 2016), which was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered;” and The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra: Music Connecting Worlds (Sanlian, 2019 limited edition).

Ms. Melvin’s writing on the arts in Asia, primarily China, has been published in The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Asian Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The San Jose Mercury News, The Wilson Quarterly, and other publications.

Ms. Melvin is also a writer for the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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