Kinji Imanishi

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Kinji Imanishi
今西錦司
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BornJanuary 6, 1902
 Japan Kyoto
DiedJune 15, 1992
 Japan Kyoto
Nationality Japan Japan
Alma materKyoto Imperial University
Known forTheory of Habitat segregation
Imanishi Group
AwardsAsahi Prize
Person of Cultural Merit
Scientific career
Fieldsecology
anthropology
Doctoral studentsJunichiro Itani
Masao Kawai
InfluencesToukichi Kani
Kyoto School
InfluencedToshisada Nishida

Kinji Imanishi (今西 錦司, Imanishi Kinji, January 6, 1902 – June 15, 1992) was a Japanese ecologist and anthropologist. He was the founder of Kyoto University's Primate Research Institute and, together with Junichiro Itani, is considered one of the founders of Japanese primatology.

Early life and education[edit]

Kinji Imanishi was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan.

He majored in biology and was awarded Doctor of Science in 1939 from Kyoto Imperial University. His doctoral dissertation was titled "Nihonkeiryu-San Kageroumoku" (日本渓流産蜉蝣目, Mayfly in rivers of Japan).

Honours[edit]

From the Japanese Wikipedia

Publications[edit]

  • Imanishi, Kinji (1941): Seibutsu no Sekai (生物の世界). Kōbundō
    • Imanishi, Kinji (2002) The World of Living Things ISBN 0-7007-1632-7
  • Imanishi, Kinji (1966): Ningen Shakai no Keisei (人間社会の形成). NHK Books
  • Imanishi, Kinji (1970): Watashi no Shinkaron (私の進化論). NHK Books
  • Imanishi, Kinji (198p): Shutaisei no Shinkaron (主体性の進化論). Chūkō Shinsho

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