COVID-19 Webinar Series: What Factors Caused the Spread of COVID-19 among the Provincial Regions in China?


16 Oct 2020


11:00 AM–12:15 PM (GMT+8)


Online (ZOOM)

Prof. Jianfa SHEN (Professor, Department of Geography and Resource Management; Director, Research Centre for Urban and Regional Development, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, CUHK) Discussants: Prof. Wei XU (Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, University of Lethbridge, Canada) Prof. Jiang XU (Professor, Department of Geography and Resource Management, CUHK) Prof. Calvin CHUNG (Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Resource Management, CUHK)

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Event Details:

Since December 2019 the COVID-19 pandemic has swept through China and the world. COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus that spreads across various communities, cities, and countries very rapidly, mainly through person-to-person contact. The spread of COVID-19 is a typical temporal-spatial process, which raises key research questions about its spread through space. What factors have caused the spread of COVID-19 among the provincial regions of China? And, what roles have distance, population density, and migration flow had in this geographical process? This seminar will report and discuss recent research findings that help answer these questions, especially the important role which existing migration networks are having on the spread of COVID-19, which has important policy implications for any response.

Language: English

Webinar programme:

The webinar will be conducted via ZOOM. The meeting ID will be sent to registrants by email.