Zhaoqing Han is a professor at the Center for Historical Geographic Studies of Fudan University in China. She received her bachelor of science degree in Geography from Nangjing University and her PhD in History from Fudan University. She worked at Harvard University from 2000 to 2001 and Yale University from 2010 to 2011 as a visiting scholar. Her research explores the historical physical geography of China. She has written papers on climate change in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, and on changes in the lower reaches of the Yellow River and its effects on the landscape of the North China Plain. Currently, her research focuses primarily on the history of cartography in China, and the relationship between human activities and the environmental evolution of western China over the past 600 years.