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Dr. Hsiang-te Kung

Dr. Hsiang-te Kung

Professor of Geography

Director of CIUM Dr. Hsiang-te Kung

(Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis)   

A 75th-generation descendant of Confucius

Director of  ASIT

(Asian Studies and International Trade BLA Program)

Phone: (901)-678-4538   (901)-678-4543

  Fax:  (901)-678-0859   (901)-678-2178


Office: JN226/11th Floor Wilder Tower



BA, University of Chinese Culture, Taipei, Taiwan, 1968    (Earth Science)

MS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee , 1972  (Geography and Geology)

PhD,University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee , 1980  (Geography and Geology)


Research Interests:

Water Resources Urban Hydrology

Urban Physical Environment Land-Surface System Soil Erosion

Fluvial Geomorphology Landform and Terrain Analysis Aerial Photo Interpretation

Asia - China Geographic Information System


Professional Positions:

Fall, 2001 – present Professor, Department of Earth Sciences

Fall, 1993 – 2001     Professor and Chairman, Department of Geography and Planning,     The University of Memphis, Memphis,Tennessee 38152

Fall, 1992 – 1993     Professor and Chairman, Department of Geography and Planning,  Memphis State University, Memphis,Tennessee 38152

Fall, 1999               Visiting Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Institute of Shipboard Education, Semester at Sea (SAS).

Spring, 1991           Visiting Professor at East China Normal University, Shanghai, and Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan, China(Professional Development Assignment)

1987 - 1992            Associate Professor of Geography and Planning, Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee.

Summer, 1986        Lecturer of Geography Department, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

Summer, 1985        Invited Panel and Discussant for National Development Seminar, Sponsored by the Ministry of Executive,Republic of China, 1985.

1983 - 1987            Assistant Professor of Geography and Planning, Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee 38152

1986                      Tenure granted by the University

1981 - 1983            Assistant Professor of Geography Department, Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee 38152

1974 - 1981            Environmental Planner, Knoxville/Knox County  Metropolitan Planning Commission, Knoxville, Tennessee  37901

Please click here for Curriculum Vita



GEOG 1010: Earth Sciences: Weather and Climate

GEOG 4/6201: Urbanization and Environment


GEOG 4/6306 and (UNIV 4506): Geography of East Asia and (Thematic Studies of China)

GEOG 4/6231: Water Resources

GEOG 7231: Seminar in Water Resources


GEOG 7201 and Plan 7302: Seminar in Environmental Analysis

unveilling the status of Confucius

 Unveiling the statue of Confucius

Dr.Kung Speech

Dr Kung gave a talk for the Unveiling ceremony of CIUM

Dr.Kung THree Gorges Research

 Environmental Impacts of Three Gorges Dam research and field trip in China

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