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G. William Skinner

Born: Feb 14, 1925

Death: Oct 26, 2008

Birthplace: Oakland

Nationality: United States

G. William Skinner

Date of Birth : Feb 14, 1925
Date of Death : Oct 26, 2008
Birth Place : Oakland

George William Skinner was a leading American anthropologist and scholar of China. Skinner was a leading proponent of the spatial approach to Chinese history, as explained in his Presidential Address to the Association for Asian Studies in 1984. He often referred to his approach as "regional analysis," and taught the use of maps as a key class of data in ethnography.

Also known as

  • George William Skinner
  • G. Skinner

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Social Sciences, US & Canada
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