Associate Professor Pengfei Wu PhD

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Contact details

+86 13419768445
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Associate Professor Pengfei Wu is a member of the Urban Morphology Research Group in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. His academic research mainly focuses on the morphological evolution of Kaifeng City.


  • Doctor of History


Education and work experience

Sept.1998-Jul.2002, B.S., History Education, Department of History,  Nanjing Normal University 

Sept.2002-Jul.2005, M.S., Major: Historical Geography, Northwest Institute of Historical Environment and Socio-Economic Development, Shaanxi Normal University. Supervisor: Professor Lingfu Li. 

Sept.2005-Jun.2008, Ph.D., Major: Historical Geography,Northwest Institute of Historical Environment and Socio-Economic development, Shaanxi Normal University. Supervisor: Professor Yongjian Hou. 

Jul.2008-Present, Lecturer, Associate Professor, key research institute of Yellow River Civilization and Sustainable Development, Henan University 

Sept.2010-Jun.2011, Visiting Scholar, Department of History, Peking University. Supervisor: Professor Xiaocong Li. 

Feb.2016-Mar.2017, Visiting Scholar, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Birmingham University, UK. Supervisor: Professor Jeremy Whitehand.


Research interests 

Urban Morphology, Urban Historical Geography, Environmental Changes in History



Ma Jianhua, Gu Lei, Wu Pengfei, Flood Records in Alluvial Stratum by the Yellow River and Its Disaster Inversion in Kaifeng City, The Science Press (Beijing), 2016.


Wu Pengfei, Xu Ji'an, Ma Jianhua. Preliminary Study of “Yin Honggou Guan Daliang”. Zhongyuan Cultural Relics, 2016,1:54-61.

Wu Pengfei. The Enfeoffment System Change and the Palaces' Spatial Distribution of the Seignior Zhou in the Ming Dynasty. Chinese Historical Geography, 2015,2:121-131.

Wu Pengfei. Yellow River's Course Changes and their Influence on Kaifeng City in Jin Kingdom. Jinggangshan University (Social Sciences Edition), 2015,4:122-129.

Wu Pengfei. The Formation and Change of the Lakes in Kaifeng city in the Qing Dynasty. Historical Geography, 2014, 30:30-38.

Wu Pengfei, Lu Jing, Ma Jianhua. Spatial reconstruction of the Yellow River flood sieged Kaifeng City in 1841 and the reasons of the flood. Henan University (Natural Science), 2014, 3:299-304.

Wu Pengfei, Deng Yunna. Prince zhou´s Palace and the influence to Kaifeng city's form in Ming Dynasty. Urban History Research, 2014, 30:174-187.

Wu Pengfei. Analysis on life cycle of Kaifeng city. Jianghan Tribune, 2013,1:121-128.

Wu Pengfei. Investigation and Study on the origin and current situation of the water landscape in Kaifeng. China Ancient City, 2014,9:30-36.

Wu Pengfei, Li Juan, Fei Jie. The characteristics of the urban flood disasters in Henan province in Ming Dynasty. Arid Land Resources and Environment, 2012,5:13-17.

Wu Pengfei. Study on the survival predicament and Countermeasures about the place names under the background of urban modernization. China Ancient City, 2011,9:38-42.

Wu Pengfei. The Study of Ancient Shangqiu City. Shangqiu Teachers College, 2010,2:20-26.

Wu Pengfei, Li Lingfu. From the Protection of Main Body to the Protection of the Historical Environment: A Case Study of the Historically and Culturally Famous Hancheng City. N.W.Ethno-National Studies, 2006, 4:50-57.