PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2018, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (11): 1581-1585.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2018.11.013

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Fascinating writting in human geography: Comments from reading on Yuedu yu ganzhi: Renwen dili biji by Xiaofeng Tang

Maolin TANG1(), Jun SUN2   

  1. 1. School of Geographical Sciences, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China
    2. College of Tourism and Geographical Sciences, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming 650500, Yunnan, China
  • Received:2018-10-03 Revised:2018-10-29 Online:2018-11-28 Published:2018-11-28
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science of Foundation of China, No.41071105, No.41271197, No.41461037


There are many kinds of academic writing in human geography in the world, including monographs, companion, handbook, textbook, journal paper, review article, book review, and so on. But in contemporary China too much attention is focus on journal paper, particularly Anglo-American English journal papers. Textbook and popular essay are not taken seriously academic work. Against this background the writings of Dr. Tang Xiaofeng (excluding the monographs) are unique and fascinating. One of Tang's book—Yuedu yu ganzhi: Renwen dili biji—is analyzed according to the content and contribution to college geographic education. We should pay more attention to the diversity of academic works, particularly the textbooks and popular essays.

Key words: academic work, academic writing, Tang Xiaofeng, diversity