Sino-Iranica: Chinese Contributions to the History of Civilization in Ancient Iran. With Special Reference to the History of Cultivated Plants and Products
Publisher: Field Museum of Natural History
iv+185-630 pages with appendices and indices. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/4") issued in wrappers. Field Museum of Natural History Publication 201, Anthropological Series Volume XV, number 3. First edition.
Berthold Laufer (October 11, 1874 – September 13, 1934) was a German-American anthropologist, orientalist.Born in Cologne to a Jewish family, Laufer attended the Friedrich Wilhelms Gymnasium from 1884-1893. He continued his studies in Berlin (1893-1895) and completed his doctorate degree at the University of Leipzig in 1897. The following year he emigrated to the United States where he remained until his death. He carried out ethnographic fieldwork on the Amur River and Sakhalin Island during 1898-1899 as part of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition. He worked as assistant in Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History (1904-1906), became a lecturer in Anthropology and East-Asiatic Languages at Columbia University (1905-1907). The rest of his career he spent at the Field Museum in Chicago.
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