Montana State University

Department of Earth Sciences

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173480
Bozeman, MT 59717-3480

Tel: (406) 994-3331
Fax: (406) 994-6923
Location: 226 Traphagen Hall

Department Chair

Dr. David Mogk

earth@montana.edu

Jian-Yi Liu

Associate Professor of Geography

Contact Information

Office:   Traphagen Hall #112
Phone:   (406) 994-6905
Email:   jliu@montana.edu

Office Hours: Spring 2014

MWF 10:00 - 11:30 am

Education

B.S., Geography, Guizhow Normal Univ., China, 1976
M.A., Geography, Science & Tech. Univ., Beijing, China, 1981
Ph.D., Geography, Univ. of Minnesota, 1992

Research Interests

My research interests have focused on urban and economic geography with a regional specialty in East Asia and China. My cultural background and research experiences in East Asia, especially in China, have formulated my research on the geographical study East Asian urban system and spatial economic phenomena. My recent work emphasizes the changing spatial structure and functional transformation of China's Cities and regional economy. I am expanding my research interest to the Northern Rocky mountain area, including population, land use change as well as town and regional economic development.

Current Graduate Students

Alex Leone

Selected Publications

1995 Main theoretical issues in the research on contemporary economic geography, in Wu Chuanjin (ed), Contemporary Approaches and Tendency in Economic Geography, Beijing: Scientific Publishers, pp. 177-238.

1995 "Urban land development and policy: China since 1978", GeoJournal, 45(3): 393-411.

1988 "Industry and cities in China", Chapter 9 in Land and Water Management: Chinese and Canadian Perspectives, Leszek A. Kosinski, Ed., Edmonton, Canada.

1988 "Evolution of the concept 'City' and 'Economic Region' in China, Bulletin of North Dakota Geographers, pp. 43-57.