VI.

Scientists


Bälz, Erwin Otto Eduard von
Prof. Dr. med., 1876 to 1905 lecturer in internal medicine at the University of Tokyo and physician at the imperial Japanese court, visited Seoul and Pusan in the summer of 1899 and carried out ethnological examinations. From 22nd April to 3rd July 1903, he travelled again to Korea and undertook an expedition to the interior of the country, accompanied by Dr. Richard Wunsch.


Bockenheimer, Philipp
Prof. Dr. med., lecturer, physician, and hobby traveller from Berlin. Accompanied by his friend Hermann Pickenbach, Bockenheimer started on 5th January 1908 in Genua on a trip to Asia for medical research purposes as well as for pleasure. Towards the end of May 1908, they crossed the Yalu and travelled to Seoul by train. On 26th May 1908, Bockenheimer celebrated his 33rd birthday in Seoul and continued his journey on the next day from Pusan to Japan.


Gottsche, Carl Christian
Mineralogist and geologist, professor at the University of Tokyo. Paul Georg von Möllendorff brought him to Korea to have the conditions of Korean mineral resources examined. After a brief visit to Korea at the end of 1883, Gottsche travelled the country from April to December 1884 in two extensive expeditions and carried out intensive geological studies.


Gramatzky, August Julius Wilhelm Paul
Dr. phil., language teacher in Yamaguchi, Japan, travelled to Korea for a week in May 1900 and visited the cities of Seoul, Mokpo and Pusan.


Hefele, Karl
Royal Bavarian Forest Master, 1901 to 1903 consultant at the Ministry of Agriculture in Tokyo. In 1903, Hefele made a three-month excursion from Japan to the northern part of Korea and to Siberia. On his way back he again entered Korea via Manchuria and a part of China.


Herz, Alfred Otto
Entomologist, made a research trip to East Asia in 1884. From 31st May to 10th September 1884, he stayed in Korea to collect insects.


Jagor, Andreas Feodor
Ethnologist and anthropologist, member of the Museum of Ethnology and the Museum of Applied Arts in Berlin, visited Korea for the second time in October 1892 and this time devoted a week to the flora on the hills around Seoul. On 16th October, he continued his trip to Japan.


Janson, Johannes Ludwig
Veterinary, from 1880 to 1902 Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the Imperial University in Tokyo, visited Chemulpo and Seoul together with Prof. Ludwig Riess on his way home to Germany in October 1902.


Mayet, Paul
Prof. Dr., statistician and social policy maker, counselor in the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade and Commerce in Tokyo, accompanied Consul General Eduard Zappe in October 1883 on his trip to the German-Korean treaty negotiations to Korea. During his stay from 27th October to 29th November, he spends most of his time in Seoul.


Mayr, Heinrich
Botanist, professor at the economic faculty of the University of Munich, formerly (1888-1891) consultant at the Ministry of Agriculture in Tokyo, accompanied the princes Rupprecht and Georg von Bayern on their trip to East Asia. From 15th to 19th April 1903, he and Prince Georg visited Chemulpo and Seoul.


Müller, Friedrich Wilhelm Karl
Prof. Dr., orientalist and ethnologist, since 1906 director of the East Asian department of the Museum of Ethnology in Berlin. Müller made a trip to China, Japan and Korea in 1901.


Rathgen, Karl
Economist, 1882 to 1890 professor of public law, statistics and administrative sciences at the Imperial University of Tokyo. In the summer of 1886, he took a trip of several weeks through China and Korea.


Richthofen, Ferdinand Paul Wilhelm Dieprand Freiherr von
Geologist, geographer and China scholar. In June 1869, Richthofen visited the neutral area between China and Korea together with his Belgian interpreter. At this location, it was permitted to maintain market traffic between the two countries three times a year.


Riess, Ludwig
Prof. Dr., historian, 1887 to 1902 lecturer in history at the Imperial University of Tokyo. Together with his colleague Prof. Janson, Riess visited Chemulpo and Seoul for a few days on his return to Germany in October 1902.


Thieß, Karl
Prof. Dr., political scientist, lecturer at the Imperial University of Tokyo and economic advisor to the Japanese government, visited Korea for a few days in the summer of 1909.


Wirth, Albrecht
Historian, linguist, ethnologist and publicist, undertook his first study trip of several years in 1892, which also took him to East Asia. In 1894, Wirth first visited Korea as a war correspondent during the Sino-Japanese War. In 1900, he reached the Korean peninsula for the second time as part of another world tour for study purposes.