PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2011, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (4): 442-451.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2011.04.007

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The Achievements and Future Work of Historical Geography in IGSNRR, CAS

WANG Shouchun   

  1. Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2010-03-01 Revised:2010-07-01 Online:2011-04-25 Published:2011-04-25

Abstract: The group of historical geography in the Institute of Geography under the Chinese Academy of Sciences was established in 1956. Since then, the group has obtained a lot of results in the fields of historical physical geography (including climate changes, changes of rivers courses, changes of historical vegetation and changes of animal geography), historical human geography (including the geography of historical cities, the geography of historical traffic, geography of historical nations, geography pf historical population, and geography of historical minerals production), and historical regional geography (including the Huang-Huai-Hai Plain, the Loess Plateau and Xinjiang), as well as editing the Atlas of Historical Geography, and has had some influence at home and abroad. Historical geography should be an important field in the IGSNRR, CAS (Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences), and has many important issues to research.

Key words: China, historical geography, historical human geography, historical physical geography, historical regional geography