Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2015, Vol. 70 ›› Issue (10): 1686-1693.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201510012

• Orginal Article • Previous Articles    

Percy Maude Roxby and Chinese geography

Lei ZHANG   

  1. Department of History, Syracuse University, New York 13244, USA
  • Received:2015-03-02 Revised:2015-04-26 Online:2015-10-20 Published:2015-10-20


Percy Maude Roxby (1880-1947), as a prominent geographer originated from Britain scholarship during the first half of twentieth century, traveled in China, studied and wrote Chinese geography. Meanwhile, he promoted mutual understanding between China and Britain through geography. He also supervised the Department of Geography at Liverpool University and trained Chinese geographers. Overall, Percy Maude Roxby played a significant role in Chinese geography including his own research, the internationalization of Chinese geography, and cultivation of Chinese scholars, all of which should be included in the history of modern Chinese geography.

Key words: Percy Maude Roxby, Chinese geography, history of geography