Highlights of My Career

-I am originally from mainland China and received my higher education in Beijing, People's Republic of China

-I worked as a research associate at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences from 1985 to 1988

-From 1988 - 1990, I was a visiting scholar at the Regional Science Department, University of Pennsylvania, sponsored by the Ford Foundation

-From 1990 -1994, I worked on my Ph.D. program at the Department of Geography, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

-Since 1995, I have been working at the Department of Geography, SIUE