Challenges and Opportunities of Chinese Geography

  • National Natural Science Foundation of China, Beijing 100085, China

Received date: 2005-05-10

  Revised date: 2005-05-28

  Online published: 2005-07-25


A rational institutional framework consisting of relavant research institutes and intellectuals has been formed in China in the process of geographical development. However, geographical development is also meeting challenges in the point of view of either disciplinary development or national demands for new economic construction and social advancement. Generally there are some advantages in practical demands for and professional reserve of Chinese geography as well as the understanding of international geographical developmental trend. Meanwhile there are still some gaps compared with the international advanced standard in the aspects of professionals' train of thoughts relating to integrated studies, problems of interest, research methods and approaches, knowledge structure of professionals as well as public recognition of the role of geography.

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LENG Shuying, SONG Changqing . Challenges and Opportunities of Chinese Geography[J]. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2005 , 60(4) : 553 -558 . DOI: 10.11821/xb200504003


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