Nanjing: Historical Landscape and Its Planning from Geographical Perspective

  • Yifeng Yao

Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

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About this book


This book studies the historical changes of the cityscape of Nanjing from the point of view of geographical systems. Nanjing is a city located along the Yangtze River, originated 2500 years ago, after which ten dynasties established their capital dependent on the geographical conditions. The book focuses on the analysis of the characteristics of mountain and river systems in the various historical periods, and provides investigations of historical sites along with these systems. This enables the search for the laws of historical evolution and spatial structure changes, which is also the research of the  relationship between man and nature. It extends the traditional preservation and cityscapes planning to that of geographical landscape system. Readers working in the area of geography, history, urban and landscape planning will benefit from it.


Nanjing the capital of ten dynasties Yangtze River and geographical condition historical and natural form change ancient cityscape preservation landscape planning

Authors and affiliations

  • Yifeng Yao
    • 1
  1. 1.The college of GeographyNanjing Normal UniversityNanjingChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-1635-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-1637-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-315X
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-3168
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