SCHRÖDER, Dominik

SCHRÖDER, Dominik. Eiweiler, Saarland 4.9.1910 — Ibid. 25.12.1974. SVD. German Catholic Missionary and Anthropologist in China. Studies in St.Wendel and St.Augustin. Ordained priest 1937. Worked in North-West China in 1938-49, mainly among Monguors. M.A. 1945 Fujen University, Peking. Then active in Anthropos Institute in Fribourg, further studies there and at Frankfurt. Ph.D. 1951. Then worked for the Anthropos and taught anthropology at St.Augustin. In 1960-69 Professor of Ethnology at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, now conducted fieldwork among Puyuma people in Taiwan.

Schröder is mainly known for his Monguor studies and Shamanism, but also of local versions of the Gesar epic.

Publications: Diss. “Zur Religion der Tujen des Sininggebietes (Kukunor)”, Anthropos 47, 1952, 1-79 & 48, 1953, 202-259.

– Books and articles on shamanism, Monguor folklore, etc.

Sources: V. Kokot in http://www.germananthropology.com/short-portrait/dominik-schrder/379 with photo; Wikipedia.

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