Geography is the branch of geosciences that is the most closely connected to human activities. However, few studies examine the development of geography from the perspective of geosciences. Science China Earth Sciences is the key journal reflecting the general development, content structure, technical methods, and institutional distribution of the discipline. 193 papers in relation to geography published in Science China Earth Sciences from 2001 to 2021 were selected and analyzed with quantitative toolkits. Combined with content analysis, VOSViewer software was taken to visualize the structural characteristics of the output volume, authors, citations, research institutions, themes, methods, and scale from the data set. The geography papers published in Science China Earth Sciences have showed the following main features: 1) The number of published articles increased, demonstrating an unbalanced development trend in which physical geography, GIS, and remote sensing science were relatively prominent while human and economic geography were relatively downpalyed. 2) The main research institutes and scholars were relatively concentrated, which did not reflect the recent development trend of the discipline. 3) The combination of topics and new technical methods has formed a large research system, showing a substantial dislocation compared with geographical journals. 4) While physical geography combined with GIS and remote sensing technology has become the mainstream of research methods, human and economic geography must be further combined with technical methods. 5) The spatial and temporal scale spans a wide range, with a preference for meso- and macro-level analysis and a micro-level perspective that have not yet appeared in the journal. In general, the existing studies all reflect the geosciences system's understanding and recognition of geography. In other words, it is imperative to break down the inherent boundaries and stereotypes between disciplines, strengthen interdisciplinary crossover, and promote the emergence of disciplinary integration results.