Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 155 (2018) 8–20 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Journal of Asian Earth Sciences journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/jseaes Full length article Liu Tungsheng: A geologist from a traditional Chinese cultural background who became an international star of science Yuhong Zhang, Li Guan, Qiang Liu Engineering College, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266100, China ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: Liu Tungsheng (1917–2008) resumed his scientiﬁc career and became actively involved on the international Liu Tungsheng stage in the ﬁeld of Quaternary Sciences after 1982, at the age of 65, following Deng Xiaoping’s ‘Reform and Biography Open Up’ policy, after his ﬁrst international publication of China loess research published in 1950s. Though his Loess best known contribution to Quaternary research is his pioneering study of the extensive loess deposits of China, Climate Record several other important scientiﬁc contributions are less widely known, as they were published in Chinese. By Science History of China studying about 400 well-preserved ﬁeldwork notebooks left by Liu Tungsheng, as well as many biographical and personal photographic collections, we have mapped his remarkable life during his 91-year journey and the contributions to geoscience. From a historical point of view, Liu Tungsheng created a unique
Journal of Asian Earth Sciences – Elsevier
Published: Apr 15, 2018
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