Fei Xiaotong

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. His last post before his death in 2005 was as Professor of Sociology at Peking University.[1]

Fei Xiaotong
Fei at the LSE in 1986.
Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress
In office
13 April 1988  5 March 1998
ChairmanWan Li
Qiao Shi
Vice Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
In office
6 June 1983  23 March 1988
ChairwomanDeng Yingchao
Chairman of the China Democratic League
In office
January 1987  November 1996
Preceded byChu Tunan
Succeeded byDing Shisun
Personal details
Born(1910-11-02)November 2, 1910
Wujiang, Jiangsu, Qing China
DiedApril 24, 2005(2005-04-24) (aged 94)
Beijing, China
Political partyChina Democratic League
OccupationAnthropologist, sociologist
Known forThe development of sociological and anthropological studies in China
Fei Xiaotong
Traditional Chinese費孝通
Simplified Chinese费孝通

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