Evolution of regional transport dominance in China 1910–2012
Hu Hao1; Wang Jiaoe2; Jin Fengjun2; Ding Nan3
Source PublicationJournal of Geographical Sciences
AbstractTransport infrastructure plays an important role in shaping the configuration of spatial socio-economic structures and influencing regional accessibility. Although China’s transport infrastructure has been experiencing a rapid development in the last 100 years, there lacks a systematic examination of the complete evolution history of China’s transport development, particularly with all kinds of transport modes. This paper first aims to clarify the history of China’s transportation from 1910 to 2012, and divides its evolution process into five periods (1911, 1935, 1953, 1981 and 2012) whereby each period represents the preliminary development time for each transport mode. Second, the paper calculates the transport dominance and analyses its spatial distribution in each period, with county as the basic analysis unit. Transport dominance here is defined as an integrated indicator for evaluating regional transport conditions. The results demonstrate the following: (1) areas with relative good transport dominance have expanded from scattered dots such as Tianjin, Shanghai, Guangzhou in 1911 to extensive areas with each provincial city as cores in 2012; (2) transport development is improved by advances in transportation technology. The construction of modern transport infrastructures such as seaports, airports, high-speed rails (HSRs), and freeways lead the expansion of national territorial areas with good and excellent transport dominance and the increase of the value of transport dominance over time; (3) transport dominance is spatially unevenly distributed and exhibits resemblance with the expansion of transport network, which is closely related to China’s socio-economic development and policies.
Document Type期刊论文
Affiliation1.Institute for Urban and Environmental Studies, CASS
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GB/T 7714
Hu Hao,Wang Jiaoe,Jin Fengjun,等. Evolution of regional transport dominance in China 1910–2012[J]. Journal of Geographical Sciences,2015,25(6):723.
APA Hu Hao,Wang Jiaoe,Jin Fengjun,&Ding Nan.(2015).Evolution of regional transport dominance in China 1910–2012.Journal of Geographical Sciences,25(6),723.
MLA Hu Hao,et al."Evolution of regional transport dominance in China 1910–2012".Journal of Geographical Sciences 25.6(2015):723.
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