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Peter A. Boodberg

Born: Apr 8, 1903

Death: Jun 29, 1972

Birthplace: Vladivostok

Nationality: Russia

Peter A. Boodberg

Date of Birth : Apr 8, 1903
Date of Death : Jun 29, 1972
Birth Place : Vladivostok

Peter Alexis Boodberg was a Russian-American scholar, linguist, and sinologist who taught at the University of California, Berkeley for 40 years. Boodberg was influential in 20th century developments in the studies of the development of Chinese characters, Chinese philology, and Chinese historical phonology.

Also known as


  • Peter Alekseevich Budberg
  • Peter Boodberg
  • Baron Peter von Budberg
  • Peter von Budberg

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
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