|Born||January 6, 1902|
|Died||June 15, 1992|
|Alma mater||Kyoto Imperial University|
|Known for||Theory of Habitat segregation|
Person of Cultural Merit
|Doctoral students||Junichiro Itani|
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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
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).
From the Japanese Wikipedia
- Asahi Prize (1968)
- Person of Cultural Merit (3 November 1972)
- Order of Culture (3 November 1979)
- Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure (15 June 1992; posthumous) (Second Class: 29 April 1972)
- Imanishi, Kinji (1941): Seibutsu no Sekai (生物の世界). Kōbundō
- 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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