Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2019, Vol. 74 ›› Issue (8): 1695-1706.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201908015

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The academic thoughts and contributions of Master Chu Shaotang

ZHOU Weiguo,ZHANG Jiaqi,DUAN Yushan,JIANG Lianfei,GUO Fengtao   

  1. School of Geographic Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China
  • Received:2018-09-07 Revised:2019-05-14 Online:2019-08-25 Published:2019-08-07
  • Supported by:
    Special Program of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission-Shanghai High School Geography Curriculum and Textbook(Q1804240094)


Prof. Chu Shaotang, who was a famous geographic educator and historical geographer, worked in the Department of Geography, East China Normal University. His thoughts of geography education set up the basic frame of geography education and research of primary and secondary schools in China. His efforts on starting academic organization and publication of geography education still play a great role. He compiled geography teaching syllabus and textbooks for primary and secondary schools which benefit generations. He also made contributions to the study of Shanghai's historical geography with unique views on urban development, land formation and water system change. His collation and proofread work on Xu Xiake's Travel Notes are epochal contributions, and he was a master on Xu Xiake's research. In addition, he also made contributions in the fields of urban geography, cartography, and literature translation.

Key words: Chu Shaotang, geography education, historical geography, Xu Xiake