GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH ›› 2007, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (6): 1221-1232.doi: 10.11821/yj2007060016

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The spatial structure of Shandong urbansystem in the Period of Republic of China:Based on the analysis of input goods spacial flow

WANG Mao-jun, SHEN Yu-ming, GAO Yi-cheng   

  1. Institute of Resource, Environment &|Tourism, Capital Normal University,Beijing 100037,China
  • Received:2007-02-26 Revised:2007-06-20 Online:2007-11-25 Published:2007-11-25
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Since the 1980s,the historic viewpoint has been introduced into the urban system study. The dynamic evolvement process of urban system has become a significant task to study. Based on the spatial data of Shandong input goods flow during the Period of Republic of China in 1932,synthesizing qualitative methods(factor analysis, cluster analysis etc.) and quantitative methods,this article introduces flows among cities and towns into the analysis of urban system in the Period of Republic of China, establishes a spatial structure modal of Shandong urban system, and obtains two discoveries:First,the relationship among cities represents a 3-rank spatial structure. Among which, Jinan nodal region I-1, Qingdao nodal region I-2, Tianjin nodal region I-3, Jining nodal region I-4, Weixian nodal region I-5, Yantai nodal region I-6, Zhoucun nodal region I-7, Boshan nodal region I-8, Shanghai nodal region I-9 and Linqing nodal region I-10 composing of the Rank-I; Qingdao nodal region II-1, Jinan nodal region II-2 and Tianjin nodal region II-3 composing of the Rank-II; Qingdao nodal region III-1 and Tianjin nodal region III-2 composing of the Rank-III. Secondly, the independence of nodal region-I is different. Jinan nodal region I-1, Qingdao nodal region I-2, Tianjin nodal region I-3 and Jining nodal region I-4 are of high independence, while others are of low independence.

Key words: input goods, spatial structure urban structure, factor analysis, Shandong Province