• Department of Geography, Peking University, Beijing

Online published: 1989-03-20


Theoretical geography is a new branch of cortemporary geography. Compared with traditional geography, contemporary geography has three obvious characteristics.The whole process of the development of theoretical geography has been denoted since the 1950s. Theoretical geography consists of three main sections: 1) human being and environiment, i.e. man-earth relationship, 2)location theory as the core of this new branch, 3)regional studies introduced from systematic theory and new technology.Each section inherits one of the academic schools of traditional geography (ecological,spatial and regional) but has been intensified by innovations. Theoretical geography plays a pivotal role in geographical system.

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Yang Wuyang . SCIENTIFIC MATTER OF THEORETICAL GEOGRAPHY[J]. SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA, 1989 , 9(2) : 105 -112,195 . DOI: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.1989.02.105


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