HU, Xu-wei. Chinese, b. 1928. Genres: Economics, Geography, Regional/Urban planning. Career: Institute of Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, assistant professor, 1954-78, associate professor, 1978-86, professor of geography, 1986-, director of branch economic geography, 1986-94, deputy director of academic committee and deputy director of experts committee for regional development research, 1991-95. International Engineering Consulting Corp., member of experts committee, 1988-94; vice president of association for China's regional sciences, 1992-; vice president of association for China's urban planning, 1999-. Journal of Economic Geography, editor in chief, 1991-96. Publications: (with others) East China Economic Geography, 1959; (with others) Northwest China Economic Geography, 1963; Regional and Urban Study, 1998; (with others) Studies on the Spatial Agglomeration and Dispersion in China's Coastal City-and-Town Concentrated Areas, 2000. EDITOR: The Distribution of Cities and Industries in Regional Study, 1986; (with Yue-man Yeung) China's Coastal Cities, 1990; China's Coastal Zone: Social and Economic Survey, 1992. Address: Institute of Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, People's Republic of China.