"The World Is Not Always Flat: Historical Geography Studies in Global Contexts"
Dr. Ge Jianxiong--
Director of Fudan University Library, Shanghai, China.
Professor of Chinese Historical Geography, Fudan University--
Dr. Ge Jianxiong is China's leading scholar on historiography studies. He has published numerous books on Chinese historical geography and migration, including History of Migrations in China; Population Geography of the Western Han Dynasty; Changes of Boundaries and Administrative Divisions in China, Population and Modernization in China since 1850, and China's Historical Geographic Studies in the 20th Century. He is also a well known public intellectual in China, writing several extremely popular columns and blogs in mainstream Chinese media on globalization and China's role in the world affairs. In addition to his academic appointments, Dr. Ge is a member of the Standing Committee of the People's Political Consultative Congress of China and has served on the Advisory Committee of the Shanghai Municipal Government since 2006.