Cheboksarov, Nikolai

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Cheboksarov, Nikolai Nikolaevich


Born Apr. 23 (May 6), 1907, in Harbin; died Feb. 1, 1980, in Moscow. Soviet ethnographer and anthropologist. Doctor of historical sciences (1947).

Cheboksarov was a professor at Moscow State University from 1951 to 1956. He became a staff member of the Institute of Ethnography of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1943 and director of the institute’s section on Australia, Oceania, and non-Soviet Asia in 1957.

Cheboksarov’s most important works deal with ethnic history, with East Asian anthropology and ethnography, and with general problems of anthropology and ethnography. He edited and helped write the general works Studies in General Ethnography and The Peoples of the World.

Cheboksarov received the N. N. Miklukho-Maklai Prize in 1947 and 1966; he was awarded the Badge of Honor and various medals.


Narody, rasy, kul’tury. Moscow, 1971. (With I. A. Cheboksarova.)


Alekseev, V. P., and G. G. Stratanovich. “N. N. Cheboksarov.” Sovetskaia etnografiia, 1967, no. 3.
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