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Fei Xiaotong

1910 - 2005

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Fei Xiaotong or Fei Hsiao-tung (November 2, 1910 – April 24, 2005) was a Chinese anthropologist and sociologist. He was a pioneering researcher and professor of sociology and anthropology; he was also noted for his studies in the study of China's ethnic groups as well as a social activist. Starting in the late 1930s, he and his colleagues established Chinese sociology and his works were instrumental in laying a foundation for the development of sociological and anthropological studies in China, as well as in introducing social and cultural phenomena of China to the international community. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fei Xiaotong has received more than 122,917 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Fei Xiaotong is the 54th most popular anthropologist (down from 51st in 2019), the 772nd most popular biography from China (down from 718th in 2019) and the most popular Chinese Anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Fei Xiaotong ranks 54 out of 69Before him are Edmund Leach, Louis Dumont, Bengt Danielsson, Andrey Korotayev, Aleš Hrdlička, and Michael Harner. After him are Melville J. Herskovits, George Murdock, Helen Fisher, Johann Carl Fuhlrott, Raymond Firth, and Arjun Appadurai.

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Among people born in 1910, Fei Xiaotong ranks 189Before him are Princess Eugénie of Greece and Denmark, Arsenie Boca, Francisco Coloane, Gaston Defferre, Viggo Kampmann, and Edwin O. Reischauer. After him are Pál Turán, Lupita Tovar, Elmar Klos, Alicia Markova, Gus Hall, and Robert Cummings. Among people deceased in 2005, Fei Xiaotong ranks 170Before him are Laurel Aitken, Lucien Carr, Dorothy Stang, Charles David Keeling, Jacques Dufilho, and István Nyers. After him are Marga López, Ossie Davis, Mustai Karim, Martin Lings, Françoise d'Eaubonne, and Devan Nair.

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Among people born in China, Fei Xiaotong ranks 772 out of 1,392Before him are Xiao Hong (1911), Xu Xiangqian (1901), Liu Yifei (1987), Jing Fang (-78), Meng Wanzhou (1972), and Yu Zhengsheng (1945). After him are Yu Hua (1960), Ricky Hui (1946), Zhuang Zedong (1940), Luo Ruiqing (1906), Hu Zhengyan (1584), and Jia Qinglin (1940).


Among anthropologists born in China, Fei Xiaotong ranks 1