Tuan, Yi-Fu

Tuan, Yi-Fu

(1930–  ) geographer; born in Tients'in, China. He emigrated to England in 1946 and to the United States in 1951. He studied at Oxford and the University of California: Berkeley before becoming a professor at the University of Wisconsin: Madison (1983). One of the newer generation of geographers concerned with broader philosophical issues of the subject, he was a prolific author; his books include Topophilia (1974), Space and Place (1977), Landscapes of Fear (1979), and Morality and Imagination: Paradoxes of Progress (1989).