- ISBN 9780742567832 / 0742567834
- Title China’s Geography: Globalization and the Dynamics of Political, Economic, and Social Change
- Author Gregory Veeck and Clifton W. Pannell
- Category Globalization
- Format Paperback
- Year 2011
- Pages 400
- Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
- Imprint Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
- Edition 2nd
- Language English
- Dimensions 175mm x 25mm x 249mm
Despite China's obvious and growing importance on the world stage, it is often and easily misunderstood. Indeed, there are many Chinas, as this comprehensive survey of contemporary China vividly illustrates. Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition that offers the only sustained geography of the reform era, this book traces the changes occurring in this powerful and ancient nation across both time and space. Beginning with China's diverse landscapes and environments and continuing through its formative history and tumultuous recent past, the authors present contemporary China as a product of both internal and external forces of past and present. They trace current and future successes and challenges while placing China in its international context as a massive, still-developing nation that must meet the needs of its 1.3 billion citizens while becoming a major regional and global player. Through clear prose and new, dynamic maps and photos, China's Geography illustrates and explains the great differences in economy and culture found throughout China's many regions. Data sets and power point ancillary materials are available for professors, contact to find out how to obtain this material.
The Chinese have two phrases describing their geography, 'vast in territory and rich in resources' (di da wu bo) and 'the land is scarce and the people are many' (di shao ren zhong). These two realities are encapsulated in this second edition of China's Geography. The conundrums facing China concerning its land, people, production, politics, and culture all come together in this compelling geography of the world's most populous country. — Stanley W. Toops, Miami University
Gregory Veeck is professor of geography at Western Michigan University. Clifton W. Pannell is professor emeritus of geography at the University of Georgia. Christopher J. Smith is professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University at Albany, SUNY. Youqin Huang is associate professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University at Albany, SUNY.