PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2005, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (6): 66-78.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2005.06.008

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Research History and Developing Trend about Geography of Transportation in China

WANG Chengjin| JIN Fengjun   

  1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research CAS|Beijing 100101|China
  • Received:2005-08-01 Revised:2005-10-01 Online:2005-11-25 Published:2005-11-25


Geography of transportation is the important research field of human geography, and it is necessary to review its developing history integrally in China , appraise its research progress and discuss its future developing trend. In this paper, based on expounding about appraising system, the author narrated the research history and newest studying progress of transportation geography in detailed in China from different studying field since 1927, including: ①theory system of transportation geography; ②regional integrative transportation and its regional plan; ③different department transportation geographical research; ④urban transportation geographical research; ⑤the research of traffic spatial influence, and the author reviewed the macroscopical skeleton of transportation geographical development and research in China. Furthermore the author concluded and evaluated its development and research progress in China simply. Then the author referenced the authoritative journals of international transportation geography, and expounded simply its international research progress and main theory viewpoints, including: ①spatial influence of air transportation networks; ②container transportation systems; ③geographical research of modern logistics; ④spatial influence about release of transportation control; ⑤environment appraising of large transportation construction. In the final, based on current research and social-economical environment of China, referenced the international studying focus, the author discussed the important research fields and developing trend of transportation geography in China, including: ①spatial optimising of transportation networks resources; ②social and economical mechanism of spatial flows; ③social-economical and environment influence of transportation construction; ④geographical research of modern logistics; ⑤effect of corporation operation.

Key words: developing trend, geography of transportation, international research progress, research history