中国地理科学(英文版) ›› 1994, Vol. 4 ›› Issue (3): 252-258.

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THE BRILLIANT GEOGRAPHER OF MING DYNASTY, XU HONGZU AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE

于希贤1, 沙露茵2   

  1. 1. Department of Geography, Peking University, Beijing 100871, PRC;
    2. Department of English, Peking University, Beijing 100087, PRC
  • 出版日期:1994-09-20 发布日期:2011-12-16
  • 基金资助:

    Supported by National Natural Science Fcience Foundition of China N0:49070005

THE BRILLIANT GEOGRAPHER OF MING DYNASTY, XU HONGZU AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE

Yu Xixian1, Sha Luyin2   

  1. 1. Department of Geography, Peking University, Beijing 100871, PRC;
    2. Department of English, Peking University, Beijing 100087, PRC
  • Online:1994-09-20 Published:2011-12-16

摘要:

Xu Hongzu(1587-1641)initiated a new orientation on the study of geography, i.e., systematically observing natural phenomena and describing geographical conditions. Basing his analyses upon simple yet precise measurements and comprehensive descriptions of geographical conditions, he investigated the relationships between the various geographical phenomena and made a comparative study of the different geographical features of various different regions. Thus, he broke through the limitations of classical Geography and promoted the development towards modern Geography.

关键词: Xu Hongzu, natural phenomena observation, geographical conditionsdescription, modern geography

Abstract:

Xu Hongzu(1587-1641)initiated a new orientation on the study of geography, i.e., systematically observing natural phenomena and describing geographical conditions. Basing his analyses upon simple yet precise measurements and comprehensive descriptions of geographical conditions, he investigated the relationships between the various geographical phenomena and made a comparative study of the different geographical features of various different regions. Thus, he broke through the limitations of classical Geography and promoted the development towards modern Geography.

Key words: Xu Hongzu, natural phenomena observation, geographical conditionsdescription, modern geography