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Mingxing Chen Dr Mingxing Chen

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Room 10.18 Manton
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 07510950802


English Papers (peer-reviewed)

  • Weidong Liu, Michael Dunford, Zhouying Song & Mingxing Chen (2016). Urban–rural integration drives regional economic growth in Chongqing, Western China, Area Development and Policy, 1:1, 132-154.
  • CHEN Mingxing, GONG Yinghua, LI Yang, LU Dadao, ZHANG Hua*(2016). Population distribution and urbanization on both sides of the Hu Huanyong Line: Answering the Premier’s question. Geogr. Sci. 2016, 26(11): 1593-1610.
  • T Song, J Cai, Z Yang, M Chen, J Lin. (2016)Urban metabolic efficiencies and elasticities of Chinese cities. Chinese Geographical Science, 1-16.
  • Liu Chunla, Liu Weidong, Lu Dadao, Chen Mingxing*, Dunford Michael, Xu Mei (2016). Eco-compensation and harmonious regional development in China. Chinese Geographical Science, 2016,26(3):283-294.
  • Chen Mingxing, Lu Dadao, Liu Weidong. (2015) Challenges and the way forward in China’s new-type urbanization. Land Use Policy, 55:334–339.
  • Chen Mingxing, Zhang Weizhong, Lu Dadao (2015) Examining spatial pattern and location choice of affordable housing in Beijing, China: Developing a workable assessment framework. Urban Studies, 52(10):1846-1863.
  • Chen Mingxing, Tang Zhipeng, Bai Yongping, Zhang Xiaoping *. Relational pattern of urbanization and economic development: Parameter re-evaluation of the Chenery model. Journal of Geographical Sciences,2015,25(8):991-1002.
  • Chao Ye, Ruishan Chen, Mingxing Chen. The Impacts of Chinese Nian Culture on Air Pollution. Journal of Cleaner Production,2015, 2015.04.113.
  • Chen Mingxing, Zhang Hua, Liu Weidong, Zhang Wenzhong (2014) The Global Pattern of Urbanization and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Last Three Decades. PloS one 9: e103799.
  • Chen Mingxing, Ye Chao (2014) Differences in Pattern and Driving Forces between Urban and Rural Settlements in the Coastal Region of Ningbo, China. Sustainability 6: 1848-1867.
  • Chen Mingxing, Huang Yongbin, Tang Zhipeng, Lu Ddadao, Liu Hui. (2014) The provincial pattern of the relationship between urbanization and economic development in China. Journal of Geographical Sciences 24: 33-45.
  • Chen Mingxing, Ye Chao, Zhou Yi (2014) Comments on Mulligan’s “Revisiting the urbanization curve”. Cities.41:s54-s56.
  • Ye Chao, Chen Mingxing*, Chen Ruishan, Guo Zhiwei (2014) Multi-scalar separations: Land use and production of space in Xianlin, a university town in Nanjing, China. Habitat International 42: 264-272.
  • Liu Chunla, Chen Mingxing, Tang Zhipeng, Liu Weidong, Lu Dadao, Zhang Yifeng.(2014) The “valley economy” model of regional development: A case study of mountain areas in Beijing, Northern China. Journal of Mountain Science,11(5):1372-1382.
  • Chen Mingxing, Liu Weidong, Tao Xiaoli (2013) Evolution and assessment on China's urbanization 1960–2010: Under-urbanization or over-urbanization? Habitat International 38: 25-33.
  • Chen Mingxing, Lu Dadao, Zha Liangsong (2010) The comprehensive evaluation of China’s urbanization and effects on resources and environment. Journal of Geographical Sciences 20: 17-30.
  • Chen Mingxing, Fu Chengwei (2009) Urbanization in China Based on International Comparison: A Discussion with Two Prevalent Views. Chinese Journal of Population Resources and Environment 7: 32-38.
  • Ye Chao, Cao Zhidong, Chen Mingxing (2008) An empirical research of urbanization and urbanrural gap in, China: 1952-2005. Ecological Economy,4:403-409.


Chinese Papers (in Chinese, with English abstract)

  • CHEN Mingxing, LONG Hualou, WANG Chengjin, HUANG Jinchuan(2016). The review and prospects of China's Human and Economic Geography: The overview of "High level forum of the development of Chinese Human and Economic Geography under the background of change". Acta Geographica Sinica , 71 (8): 1456- 1471.
  • SUN Dongqi, CHEN Mingxing CHEN Yufu et al.(2016) . China's new-type urbanization and investment demand prediction analysis, 2015-2030. Acta Geographica Sinica, 71(6): 1025-1044.
  • CHEN Mingxing, LI Yang, GONG Yinghua et al (2016). The population distribution and trend of urbanization pattern on two sides of Hu Huanyong population line: A tentative response to Premier Li Keqiang. Acta Geographica Sinica, 71(2): 179-193.
  • CAI Yunlong, YE Chao, MA Laurence, et al, CHEN Mingxing et al(2016). Knowledge as action: Marxist geography and its development in China. Geographical Research, 35 (7): 1205-1229.
  • Chen Mingxing,Lu Dadao,Gong Yinghua(2016). The Pattern and Regional Type of China’s‘New Normal’from the View of Economic Geography. Scientia Geographica Sinica, 36(7):965-972.
  • LU Dadao, WANG Zheng, FENG Zhiming et al, Chen Mingxing*(invited convener) (2016). Academic debates on Hu Huanyong population line. GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH, 35(5): 805-824.
  • Sun Dongqi, Liu Weidong, Chen Mingxing(*)(2016).Pole-Axis System Theory and Its Application in China’s Practice. ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY,36(3):1-8.
  • Dadao LU,Mingxing CHEN(2015). Several viewpoints on the background of compiling the "National New Urbanization Planning (2014-2020)". Acta Geographica Sinica, 70(2): 179-185.
  • Mingxing CHEN. Research progress and scientific issues in the field of urbanization(2015). GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH, 34(4): 614-630.
  • JIANG Yanling,LIU Chunla,ZHOU Changqing,CHEN Mingxing(2015). Overview of theoretical research and practical considerations on eco-cities of China. GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH, 34(12): 2222-2237.
  • TAO Xiaoli, CHEN Mingxing, ZHANG Wenzhong, BAI Yongping (2013). Classification and its relationship with the functional analysis of urban parks:Taking Beijing as an example. GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH, 32(10): 1964-1976.
  • Chen Mingxing, Tang Zhipeng, Bai yongping (2013) Relational pattern of urbanization and economic development:The parameter revaluation of Chenery's Model. Acta Geographica Sinica 68: 739-749.
  • Chen Mingxing (2013) Reviews of the Relationship Between Urbanization and Economic Development. Urban development studies 20: 16-23.
  • Chen Mingxing,Ye Chao, Zhou Yi (2011)Urbanizition rate and its policy implication:Discussion and development of Northam’s curve. Geographical Research. 30.
  • Chen Mingxing, Ye Chao (2011) Healthy urbanization: a new conception and policy explanation. Human Geography 26: 4.
  • Chen Mingxing (2011) Accelerating Urbanization Should not Become the National Strategic Choice during“the 12th Five - year Plan”Period: A Discussion with Professor CHEN Yu-he. China Soft Science 3.
  • Chen Mingxing, Lu Dadao, Liu Hui (2010) The Provincial Pattern of the Relationship between China's Urbanization and Economic Development. Acta Geographica Sinica
  • Chen Mingxing, Lu Dadao, Zhang Hua (2009) Comprehensive Evaluation and the Driving Factors of China's Urbanization. Acta Geographica Sinica 64: 387-398.
  • Chen Mingxing, Lu Dadao, Zha Liangsong (2009) Urbanization and economic development in China :An international comparison based on quadrant map approach. Geographical Research 28: 464-474.
  • Chen Mingxing,Ye Chao, Fu Chengwei (2008) Review on urban spawl overseas. Urban Problems 4: 1.
  • Chen Mingxing,Ye Chao, Fu Chengwei (2008) Urbanization Level in China:A Retrospect and Consideration. Urban Planning Forum 54-59.
  • Chen Mingxing, Zha Liangsong, Shen Fei (2006) A case study on fractal structure of city-size of Anhui province. Journal of Anhui Normal University(Natural Science) 28: 477-480.
  • Chen Mingxing,, Zha Liangsong, Shen Fei (2006) Evaluation on the Sustained Development in Anhui Province. Journal of Anhui Normal University(Natural Science) 29: 286-289.
  • Chen Mingxing,, Zha Liangsong, Jin Baoshi, Zhang Feng (2006) Design and Function Anaiysis of Town of Campuses Geographical Inofrmation System(TCGIS). Geo-Information Science 7: 86-90.
  • Chen Mingxing, Shen Fei, Zha Liangsong, Jin Baoshi (2005) A Research on Urban Traffic Network Based on Space Syntax:A Case Study on Wuhu City. Geography and Geo-Information Science21: 39-42.
  • Chen Mingxing, Zha Liangsong, Jin Baoshi, Zhang Feng (2005) A Integrated System Model of Landuse and Transportation Based on GIS(LTGIS).Resource Development&Market21: 312-315.
  • Chen Mingxing, Zha Liangsong (2005). A study on the spatial structure of town system in the economic area along the coast of Yangtz River in Anhui.Territory&Natural Resources Study 2: 13-15.
  • Ye Chao, Chen Mingxing, (2013) The characteristics of cultural geography on the rural-urban relations in China. Human Georaphy27: 31-35.
  • Tao Xiaoli, Chen Mingxing,, Zhang Wenzhong, Bai Yongping (2013) Classification and its relationship with the functional analysis of urban parks: Taking Beijing as an example. Geographical Research 32: 1964-1976.
  • Guo Xiaodong, Ludadao, Liu Weidong, Bai Yongping, Chen Mingxing, (2013) Analysis of water-saving measures and its effect under the background of water-saving society construction——A case of Hexi region of Gansu. Journal of Arid Land Resources and Environment27: 1-7.
  • Zhang Wenzhong, Chen Mingxing, (2010) Promoting Beijing’s urban functions and focus on building the world's cities. Beijing Planning Review 6: 7.
  • Jin Fengjun, Chen Mingxing, (2010)The evaluation of regional policy in northeast China since 2003. Economic Geography,
  • Fu Chengwei, Chen Mingxing, (2010) Review on Urban-rural Linkage in China. Progress in Geography 29: 1525-1531.
  • Ye Chao, Chen Mingxing, (2008) Review about the Theoretical Evolvement of Rural-ubran Relations.China Population,Resources and Environment1: 34-39.
  • Lu Dadao, Ye Danian, Yao Shimou, Liu Shenghe, Gao Xiaolu, Chen Mingxing,. (2007) To take comprehensive measures to curb aggressive type of urbanization and spatial runaway trends. Science News: 4-9.
  • Shen Fei, Chen Mingxing, Shi Xuezheng (2006) Dynamic Change of Land-use in Fujian Based on RS and GIS. Resource Development&Market22: 24-26.
  • Jin Baoshi, Zha Liangsong, Chen Mingxing, (2005) Law of Urban Landuse Growth in Wuhu City Based on GIS. Resource Development&Market 21: 146-147.

Book Chapters

  • Liu Weidong et al.(2016) 2015 China Regional Development Report——development of the West under the new economic normal. The Commercial Press.
  • Fan Jie et al.(2016), How Chinese Human Geographers Influence Decision Makers & Society. The Commercial Press. ()
  • Liu Weidong et al.(2014), The Geographical Transformation of China,Routledge.
  • Liu Weidong et al.(2014) 2013 China Regional Development Report——Regional development trends of China in the view of transformation. The Commercial Press.
  • Fan Jie et al.(2013),The sustainable development research on the West River Economic Belt (Guangxi section)——The strategy,path and measures.Science Press.
  • Duan Shijun, Yao Shimou, Chen Mingxing et al.(2013) China Urbanization Research Report ——The transformation of urbanization and the path of healthy urbanization , Soochow University press.
  • Liu Weidong et al.(2011) 2011 China Regional Development Report——Regional development trend under the background of financial crisis. The Commercial Press.
  • Fan Jie et al.(2011),The sustainable development research on the West River Economic Belt (Guangxi section)——The function,process and pattern.Science Press.
  • Liu Weidong et al.(2010) 2009 China Regional Development Report——The trend of Western Development. The Commercial Press.
  • Lu Daodao et al.(2007) 2006 China Regional Development Report——Urbanization process and spatial expansion. The Commercial Press.
  • Jin Fengjun, Chen Mingxing et al (2012). Research on major issues of the development of Northeast China,The Commercial Press.
  • Liu Yi, Liu Weidong et al.(2011) Understanding the changing planet strategic directions for the geographical sciences. Science Press.