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The past, present, and future of population geography in China: Progress, challenges and opportunities
Feng Zhiming1,2,3; Li Fangzhou1,4; Yang Yanzhao1,2; Li Peng1
2017-08-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES
ISSN1009-637X
Volume27Issue:8Pages:925-942
Corresponding AuthorYang Yanzhao(yangyz@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractPopulation geography (PopGeo), although a sub-discipline of human geography, should have been well developed in China in light of its national population size and unique demographic issues, regional socio-economic development, and biophysical differences. Yet it typically lags behind the development of its parent disciplines, especially demography and geography. Specifically, PopGeo in Chinese higher education is still at a low level in terms of the three major aspects of disciplinary development: academic majors for higher education, academic conferences, and journals. The research content of PopGeo in China has focused on the growth, composition, change, distribution, and carrying capacity of population at the meso- and macro-spatial scales. As the most populated country in the world, questions about how and why the population changes, where the population settles and migrates to, its maximum carrying capacity, and how to guide sound development of population matter to society and the economy, are always important topics in the PopGeo studies in China. In contrast, some new population phenomena such as human space-time behaviors (commuting, remittances, and friends' interaction), popular in the scientific community abroad, are not fully investigated at the micro-level. Presently, PopGeo in China may face both challenges and opportunities because of the adjustment of fertility policies and implementation of national new urbanization plans at the national level. It is this occasion that calls for a state-of-the-art review of the development of PopGeo since the 1980s, the turning point of an increasing number of PopGeo studies in Chiria. We aim to reveal the current status of PopGeo in China to the world, and shed light on its further study.
Keywordpopulation geography fertility policies adjustment population aging new urbanization China
DOI10.1007/s11442-017-1413-5
WOS KeywordINTERPROVINCIAL MIGRATION ; URBANIZATION ; PATTERNS ; POLICY ; LABOR
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectKey Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China[41430861]
Funding OrganizationKey Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaPhysical Geography
WOS SubjectGeography, Physical
WOS IDWOS:000401046200002
PublisherSCIENCE PRESS
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/64499
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorYang Yanzhao
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Coll Resources & Environm, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Collaborat Innovat Ctr Geopolit Setting Southwest, Kunming 650500, Peoples R China
4.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
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Feng Zhiming,Li Fangzhou,Yang Yanzhao,et al. The past, present, and future of population geography in China: Progress, challenges and opportunities[J]. JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES,2017,27(8):925-942.
APA Feng Zhiming,Li Fangzhou,Yang Yanzhao,&Li Peng.(2017).The past, present, and future of population geography in China: Progress, challenges and opportunities.JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES,27(8),925-942.
MLA Feng Zhiming,et al."The past, present, and future of population geography in China: Progress, challenges and opportunities".JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES 27.8(2017):925-942.
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