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On the National Characteristics of Chinese Historical Geography

发布者:ZHU Shiguang [发表时间]:2019-09-15 [来源]:济南大学学报(社会科学版)编辑部 [浏览次数]:

The discipline of historical geography in China began in the early 20th century and grew up in the time of national salvation in the War of Resistance Against Japan. After the founding of New China, Hou Renzhi absorbed the main connotation of “harmony between man and nature” in Chinese traditional culture and created the subject theory of Chinese historical geography - the theory of man-land relationship. The historical materials compiled by the ancient sages of the past dynasties provide superior conditions for modern scholars to study the geographical environment and its vicissitudes in the historical period. At the same time, their family and national sentiments applied by the world also provide strong spiritual impetus for the historical geographers to save the nation from peril and help the national revival. Nowadays, in the field of historical geography, the inheritance and innovation of the fine traditions, such as the idea of practicality, the way of textual research and the spirit of collecting facts, which have been formed in the field of public opinion and geography for more than two thousand years, have become a common practice. This has obviously become the most precious national characteristic of Chinese historical geography, and with this national characteristic, Chinese historical geography is going to the world. In the new historic task of defending the global village of human beings and building the community of human destiny, it can better play its useful academic and practical functions and promote this new discipline have made greater progress


【原文链接】朱士光:《初论中国历史地理学之民族特色》发表于《济南大学学报》(社会科学版)2019年第5期