Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.25540/YMRT-TGB0
Title: The Administrative Boundary Maps of China: 1949-2017
Creators: University of Michigan China Data Center
NUS Contact: FENG YIKANG
External Contact: Library Acquisition
Subject: Maps
China
Administrative Boundary
DOI: 10.25540/YMRT-TGB0
Description: 

Sources

This data sources for this map products include the following primary sources:

  • The Chronicle of the Administrative Divisions at County Level and Above of the People's Republic of China" (three volumes, 1949-1983)
  • The Historical Atlas of the Administrative Divisions of the People's Republic of China
  • The annual publications of administrative divisions (1985- 2017)
  • The web site of the administrative divisions: www.xzqh.org.

The periods of main changes in administrative divisions

  • 1949 – 1954: changes in province-level divisions. In 1949, there was a total of 51 province-level divisions, including 12 municipalities administrated directly by the central government. In 1954, there was a total of 36 province-level divisions, including 3 municipalities administrated directly by the central government.
  • 1988: Hainan was established as a province
  • 1997: Chongqing was established as a province-level municipality administrated directly by the central government. Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of People’s Republic of China.
  • 1999: Macau became a Special Administrative Region of People’s Republic of China.

Map Scale and Projections

  • Map Scale: 1: 1 million
  • Map Projection: Equal Area Conic Projection
  • The Projected Coordinate System: Asia North Albers Equal Area Conic
  • Projection parameters:
    • Projection: Albers
    • False Easting: 0.00000000
    • False Northing: 0.00000000
    • Central Meridian: 110.00000000
    • Standard_Parallel_1: 25.00000000
    • Standard_Parallel_2: 47.00000000
    • Latitude of Origin: 10.00000000
  • Linear Unit: Meter
  • Geographic Coordinate System: GCS_Beijing_1954
  • Datum: D_Beijing_1954
  • Prime Meridian: Greenwich
  • Angular Unit: Degree

This dataset contains boundary maps of China from 1949 to 2017.
All maps are saved in Shp file format as polygons, made by ArcMap 10.2.
There is a separate folder for those administrative boundary maps of each year, which includes (1) county map; (2) city map; and (3) province map.  

For more details, please refer to the ReadMe files.

Citation: University of Michigan China Data Center (2018-05-14). The Administrative Boundary Maps of China: 1949-2017. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.25540/YMRT-TGB0
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