China has become a superpower, exerting significant influence globally. This accessible text integrates thematic and regional coverage to provide a panoramic view of China--its physical geography; population, including ethnic diversity; urban development; agriculture and land use; transportation networks; dynamic economic processes; and environmental challenges. Cultural and political geography topics are woven throughout the chapters. The text also offers in-depth assessments of selected regions, capturing the complexity of this vast and populous country. It is richly illustrated with more than 150 maps, tables, figures, and photographs--including 8 pages in full color.
*Chapter-opening learning objectives.
*Chapter-opening key concepts and terms.
*Extensive notes pointing students to relevant online resources.
*Engaging topic boxes in every chapter.
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 724 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
"The book provides a full treatment of a very important topic. Excellent maps and other illustrations accompany the clearly written text. Supplemental features including topic boxes, key terms, and learning objectives, along with further reading suggestions, will be very useful for students. Well worth consideration for adoption as a key textbook for courses related to this Asian titan."--Susan M. Walcott, PhD, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina at Greensboro "This highly readable, comprehensive text includes topics that are not touched on very often in other books, such as rural China and e-commerce in China. It will serve as an excellent textbook for an introductory Geography of China course and a good up-to-date reference for people who want to understand contemporary China from a geographical perspective."--Enru Wang, PhD, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, University of North Dakota "Offering a comprehensive approach, the book covers all geographical aspects of China and is supported with valuable graphs and images. The authors are clearly well versed in the topics they present; their informative points of view will help students better understand China’s historical and current position in the world. The book includes explanations of China’s rapid growth as a driving force in the global economy and addresses ongoing and emerging challenges related to its continued growth.”--Mila Zlatic, PhD, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park "This book is as readable as A Little History of the World, but with artfully embedded geographic theories. It offers a concise synthesis of Chinese physical and human geography. This is the textbook I have been waiting for--definitely a top choice for undergraduate courses on the Geography of China."--Bin Li, PhD, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Central Michigan University -
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