Wu Chuanjun, male, Han nationality, is a native of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. He graduated from the Geography Department of Central University in 1941. Wu obtained a master's degree in 1943 and a doctorate degree in 1948, both from Liverpool University in England. He is a senior academician.
An expert on anthropogeography and economic geography, Wu discovered that economic geography is a boundary science combined with nature-technology economy. He has also been involved with several geographic publications, including serving as the chief editor of "General Discussion of Chinese Agricultural Geography," "1:1,000,000 Collective Map about the Utilization of Chinese Land," "National Land Development and Treatment Plan," "Modern Economic Geography," and "Chinese Economic Geography."
Wang's theories and methods are recognized as contributing to the promotion of economic construction and better coordinating the relationship between people and land. In 1991, he was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.