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2020
Volume: 39 Issue 4
16 Article(s)

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Transitional geospace from the perspective of human-nature coupling: Concept, connotations, attributes, and the research framework
DENG Wei, ZHANG Shaoyao, ZHANG Hao, PENG Li, and LIU Ying
From the perspective of the coupling of socioeconomic and natural sciences, transitional geospace is the composite zones between natural-socioeconomic system, highlighting the particularity and complexity of the regional system of human-nature relationship. In terms of the type, the mountainous transitional geospace, w
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: Apr. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 4 761 (2020)
Classification method for counties and cities' gradation and differentiation rule in China
LI Yifei, WANG Kaiyong, and WANG Fuyuan
To classify administrative regions and implement different management policies accordingly is a common practice adopted in many countries. It is essential for big countries like China to divide different types of administrative regions in line with local conditions to achieve effective national governance. As an import
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: Apr. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 4 772 (2020)
Exploring the evolution of morphological polycentricity in urban China from the perspective of temporal heterogeneity
MA Xiuxin, LIU Yaolin, LIU Yanfang, JIANG Ping, AN Zihao, and ZHANG Xianghui
The existing research on the temporal heterogeneity across the urban-internal polycentric developments remains insufficient. To fill this research gap, we employed the relative minimum threshold approach to measure the intra-city morphological polycentricity in Chinese prefecture-level cities, 2005-2015, using the 1-km
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: Apr. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 4 787 (2020)
The process and mechanism of regional land use transition guided by policy: A case study of Northeast China
TIAN Junfeng, WANG Binyan, CHENG Lisha, and WANG Shijun
In view of the typical regional development strategic areas such as Northeast China and West China, this paper constructs a policy-led interpretation framework for regional land use transition. Based on the empirical study of land use transition process in Northeast China from 1995 to 2015, this paper further explores
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: Apr. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 4 805 (2020)
How urban built environment affects residents' physical health? Mediating mechanism and empirical test
ZHANG Yanji, DENG Weitao, ZHAO Lizhen, and LI Miaoyi
The influence mechanism as well as impact path of built environment on public health was still hidden in the black box, and the existing western fragment analysis mostly failed to consider the issue of residential self-selection, which would cause estimation bias. To solve this problem, this research did a sample surve
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: Apr. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 4 822 (2020)
The scope and spatial correlation features of the core area of hierarchic culture of Beijing Xuannan in Qing Dynasty from the field view
GUO Yan, YANG Changming, and ZHANG Yuyang
The "Xuannan culture", as an important part of Beijing history and culture, which formed in the Xuannan district of Beijing in the Qing Dynasty, was a kind of "hierarchic culture" with celebrities and scholars. From the "field" view, Xuannan district was a field of hierarchic culture. By e
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: Apr. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 4 836 (2020)
Peer effects of regional economic growth: Empirical evidence from data of Chinese cities
SHI Lei, CHEN Leyi, and LI Yushuang
Clarifying the diversified spatial interaction in China's regional economic development is of great significance to explore the new concept of regional coordinated development in the new era. This paper constructs the spatial econometric model based on growth pole and central place theories, and studies the peer ef
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: Apr. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 4 853 (2020)
Technological relatedness, complexity and regional diversity: Evidence from Chinese cities
MA Shuang, ZENG Gang, and ZHANG Yiou
Ignoring the realistic basis and blindly pursuing new industries have become a common phenomenon in Chinese cities. Scholars have generally called for the implementation of regional capacity-based development policies, taking into account regional realities and industrial base, to avoid "one size fits all", r
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: Apr. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 4 865 (2020)
Dynamic pattern and its factors of urban economic efficiency in China
LIU Hao, MA Lin, and LI Guoping
Based on the data envelopment analysis, taking capital, land, and labor as the input factors, and non-agricultural GDP as the output factor, the paper quantified the urban economic efficiency of cities at the county level and above in China, and identified its main factors by the panel binary selection model. The resul
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: Apr. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 4 880 (2020)
Spatial relationship between inbound tourist distribution superiority and tourism economic efficiency among provinces in China
WANG Zhao, LI Tao, and YANG Shan
The relationship between tourist flow and tourism economic efficiency has been an important topic of research in the fields of tourism economics and tourism geography. Existing studies tend to treat them as independent subjects. In particular, few studies have investigated the spatial relationship between them. This pa
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: Apr. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 4 892 (2020)
Tourism and multi-dimensional production and identity construction of the "home" in Zhudi village
GUO Wen, and HUANG Zhenfang
In the context of mobility brought about by tourism, capitalization intervention and tourism utilization of the "home" space in traditional ethnic Zhudi village in China have triggered the multi-dimensional production of space, the difference of identity and the vicissitude of human-land relationship of the &
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: Apr. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 4 907 (2020)
Translocal rurality production and presentation of Yuanjia village of Shaanxi province
HUANG Qingyan, and BAI Kai
The pattern of "going to the town to do business" identified by Yuanjia village stands out as a paradigm of translocal expansion and development. Taking this pattern of Yuanjia village as an example, this paper, based on the participatory observation of daily life in the stores and in-depth interviews with st
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: Apr. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 4 922 (2020)
Characteristics and type classification of rural human settlement space change from Smart Decline viewpoint: A case study of Changshu city, Jiangsu province
LI Hongbo, LIU Meidou, HU Xiaoliang, and CHEN Xiaohua
In order to adapt to the context of rural population contraction caused by urbanization, the local government has put forward a series of policies guiding rural space shrinkage development in southern Jiangsu. Based on the statistics data of rural population and the spatial vector data of rural land use in 2005 and 201
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: Apr. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 4 939 (2020)
Spatiotemporal evolution of the old-age security function of cultivated land assets for Chinese farmers in the past 30 years and its policy implications
WANG Yahui, LI Xiubin, and XIN Liangjie
How reliable are cultivated land assets as old-age security for Chinese farmers is a scientific issue that needs to be urgently solved in the research field of land use change and rural pension system. To give a scientific judgment on the function of cultivated land as old-age security in the new era and provide a refe
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: Apr. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 4 956 (2020)
Impact of agricultural agglomeration on agricultural non-point source pollution: Evidences from the threshold effect based on the panel data of prefecture-level cities in China
DENG Qingqing, LI Erling, and REN Shixin
The environmental effect of agricultural agglomeration is more complicated than that of other industries, but there is a deficiency of the research on it. This study calculated the level of agricultural agglomeration and the emissions of agricultural non-point pollutants in Chinese prefecture-level cities by using the
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: Apr. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 4 970 (2020)
Prediction of the suitable distribution of Cyclobalanopsis glauca and its implications for the northern boundary of subtropical zone of China
ZHANG Lijuan, LI Yanhong, REN Han, WANG Liyuan, ZHU Wenbo, and ZHU Lianqi
Climate plays a major role in biodiversity and vegetation types, and vegetation types and distribution reflect the regional climate. A rise in global mean temperature will lead to changes of global precipitation pattern, vegetation types and their distribution. However vegetation can react to climate change by genetic
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: Apr. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 4 990 (2020)