A Draft of the Complex Physical Geographical Division of Communist China.
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This is a translation of an article by Huan Ping-wei, which appears in Ko-hsueh Tung-pao Scientia. A composite natural region is classified in terms of such factors as similarities and differences of natural phenomena on the earths surface each classified unit becomes a base for the investigation of the characteristics, occurrence, development and distributional regularity of the composite region. In recent years, the Committee On Natural Region Classification of the Chinese Academy of Science has organized science workers in the fields of meteology, soil science, botany and physical geography to draw up a plan of composite natural regions for the main purpose of utilization of soils and water. The primary task in regional classification is to establish a unit system consistent with our aim. First, we compared analytical, distributional and regional maps, and explored the interrelationships between the natural factors. In order to comprehend the over-all look of areal differentiation of the composite regions.