By Renzhi Hou

This publication represents crucial educational achievements gained via Dr. Renzhi Hou, one of many founding fathers of and pioneering researchers within the sleek ancient geography of China. His gathered papers and speeches, spanning from the Nineteen Forties to the Nineteen Nineties, function a window into Hou’s educational adventure in addition to the advance of the historic geography of China throughout the moment half the twentieth century.

 

Dr. Hou has made his maximum contributions more often than not in parts, specifically, city ancient geography and desolate tract old geography. approximately 1 / 4 of this e-book is dedicated to the previous, and peculiarly to the research of Beijing’s historic geography and its impression on city making plans. it really is worthy noting that “From Beijing to Washington—A Contemplation at the idea of Municipal Planning,” provided the following, is the one ancient geography-based comparative examine of a chinese language urban and a Western one by means of a chinese language scholar.

 

Dr. Hou’s stories on barren region old geography have garnered him a well known acceptance within the usual sciences academia. “Ancient urban Ruins within the Deserts of the interior Mongolia independent sector of China,” additionally integrated right here, might be thought of a masterwork.

 

Moreover, lots of his unique innovations on a few attention-grabbing issues is also present in this booklet, akin to the verbal exchange among China and Africa in precedent days, and the rediscovery of the price of geographical classics within the sleek context.

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