(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Regional resilience and spatial cycles : long-term evolution of the Chinese port system (221bc–2010ad)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WANG C. (1) ; DUCRUET C. (2) ;
(1) Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, CHINE
(2) UMR Géographie-cités, Paris, FRANCE


This paper describes and analyses the changing spatial pattern of China's port system since the first unified empire (221BC) to 2010. It discusses the early importance of river ports and seaports and the development irregularities caused by periods of closure and openness over time and across such a large land mass. Main results underline a certain stability of the port system with regard to the location of main sea-river gateways, notwithstanding important regional shifts from one period to the other


Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie / ISSN 0040-747X

Editor : Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1948)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 104, no5 [pp. 521-538]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 2 cartes



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