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An theoretical study about the geopolitical research

  • Institute of Geography, CAS, Beijing 100101, China

Received date: 1999-02-01

  Revised date: 1999-05-01

  Online published: 1999-04-24


After undergoing annihilating and reviving, the geopolitics has taken large development in the west world since the 1970s. However, it has been fettered longtime at divers quarters in China, among them including the confusion of understanding. In this paper the auther clarifies first the concept of “geo” in the word of geopolitics from the angles of geopolitical history and China’s interpretation of this word, from the relationship between geopolitics and geography. Then the auther expounds its research content, such as geopolitics, geoeconomics, geoculture, geostrategy and so on. Finally, the auther probes further the concept and intension of the word “geosuperiority” and points out that differentiating the “geosuperiority” from the general geographic superiority has an important practical significance.

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WEN Yun chao . An theoretical study about the geopolitical research[J]. PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY, 1999 , 18(2) : 172 -175 . DOI: 10.11820/dlkxjz.1999.02.011