Basic Biographical Information
Shogoro Tsuboi (1863–1913) was one of founders of Japanese anthropology and archaeology. He was born in Ryogoku, Tokyo, in 1863. He entered Tokyo University to study biology in 1883 and established the Society of Anthropology with his friends the following year. In 1886 he started publishing the “Anthropological Report” (presently known as the Journal of the Anthropological Society of Nippon). He studied abroad for three years, in the UK and France, from 1889. Returning to Japan in 1892, he became a professor at the National University of Science (later, the Department of Science, Tokyo University) and the following year, founded the first anthropology class in Japan. Dr Tsuboi produced a number of excellent students in various disciplines, including anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, and geology. In 1899 he obtained a doctorate of science from Tokyo University. He died in 1913 while attending the Fifth Congress for the Union Académique International...
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