Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2014, Vol. 69 ›› Issue (12): 1887-1895.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201412013

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Mr. Wang Yimng's academic thoughts and his contributions to the development of geography in China

Xiaopeng LIU(), Wenbao MI, Xiaoyong ZHAO, Yajuan WANG, Yue HUANG, Ying ZHAO   

  1. School of Resources and Environment, Ningxia University, Yinchuan 750021, China
  • Received:2014-05-21 Revised:2014-08-19 Online:2014-12-25 Published:2014-12-25
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.41261021


Mr. Wang Yiming is a geographer working for the government over a long period of time, and he has been insisting on the combination of research in theory and practice. His academic thoughts focus on the geographical concept of time and space in developing regions under the theoretical framework of human-environmental interaction. And his academic thoughts would be of great significance in explaining and revealing the rules and structure changes of geographic process in developing regions (developing countries & regions, even microcosmic field, and the village for instance), and becomes a significant supplement to the current geographic theory. Mr. Wang has been striving for the research in the spatial and temporal views as well as for the application of geography in the aspects, including regional PRED system, regional land development and planning, regional historical geography, talent cultivation and academic activities of human geography. Furthermore, he has devoted himself to the service that Geography has offered for the national and regional development and decision making. Moreover, innovative research and practice that Mr. Wang has carried out have made outstanding contributions to the development of geography in China, particularly to the local economic and social development and environmental protection of the minority regions with the geography services. His academic thoughts deserve our inheritance and development, and the striking contributions he has made to the geography in China both in the theory and practice would surely be recorded in the history of the development of geography.

Key words: Wang Yiming, academic thoughts, geographical concept of time and space, geography, contribution