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October 27, 2008

G. William Skinner, anthropologist, dies at 85

Letter from Erik Mueggler, U-M Associate Professor of Anthropology

Dear CCS community.

Our colleague and friend G. William Skinner passed away on October 25, 2008. Bill Skinner studied at Deep Springs College and Cornell University, where he earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology, specializing in China. He had a distinguished career on the faculties of Cornell, Stanford, and U.C. Davis. He was one of the few anthropologists who have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Professor Skinner is survived by his wife Susan Mann, a distinguished historian of China, Professor of History at UC Davis. (Please e-mail chinese.studies@umich.edu if you wish to obtain Professor Mann's address.)

Plans for a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Posted by zzhu at October 27, 2008 11:12 AM