Analysis of Hotspot Knowledge Graph of Chinese and Foreign Border Studies Since the 21st Century

  • Fang Du
  • Lingmin SunEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1084)


As an important geo-strategic fulcrum and marginal zone of political power, border areas are not only the geographical advantage zone of geo-cooperation between countries, but also the sensitive zone of geo-conflict between countries. Since the 21st century, domestic and foreign border research has presented the strategic characteristics and evolutionary trend of advancing with the times. This paper uses Citespace software to compare and analyze the hotspot maps and evolution trends of border research at home and abroad. The analysis shows that the development trajectories of border areas at home and abroad are roughly the same, and they have experienced three periods of “slow-fast-stable”. Comparing the research hotspots in the border areas at home and abroad, its homogenization performance that the research hotspots at home and abroad is focused on the boundary connotation and political attributes, location advantages and border trade, cross-border cooperation and conflicts. At the same time, the heterogeneity of domestic border areas is mainly manifested in: domestic border research is more focused on the game of “national identity and national identity” and the game of “inter-ethnicism and regionalism”. Finally, it is concluded that every country must face and make full use of the geographical advantage of the border and weakening the geographical disadvantage is the long-term responsibility and obligation of every border country.


21st century Border area Research hotspot Citespace software 



This research was financially supported by the “Sichuan University”, Chengdu, China;

① Grant No. 2018hhf-22, “Research on Modern Construction of Non-Traditional Security Governance System and Governance Capacity in Southwest Frontier”.

② Grant No. skbsh201814, “Study on the Competence and Competence of Cadres of Grassroots Nationalities and its Influence on Work Performance”.

③ Grant No. 2018ggxy-03, “Research on Competency Evaluation and Promotion Mechanism of Grass-roots Cadres in Ethnic Minority Areas from the Perspective of Rural Revitalization”.

④ Grant No. 2018skzx-pt54, “Study on the Evaluation System and Optimizing Path of the Ruling Ability of Grass-roots Leading Cadres in Southwest Border Areas”.

⑤ Grant Self-study in 2019-School of International Studies 03. “A Study on the Competency of the First Secretary for Poverty Alleviation in Ethnic Minority Areas and Its Impact on the Effectiveness of Poverty Alleviation”.

This research was still supported by the “National Social Science Fund”, China.

⑥ Grant No. 17AZD018. “The Principle of Chinese Frontier Science”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of International Studies, Collaborative Innovation Center for Security and Development of Western Frontier China, School of Public AdministrationSichuan UniversityChengduChina
  2. 2.College of History and CultureChengduChina

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