China contains large-scale, active tectonic zones that make it an excellent place for the study of continental tectonics and basin evolution. Young fault zones related to the India–Asia collision and/or the subduction of oceanic crust at the east Asian margin are superimposed on a complex mosaic of older structures, which record the Phanerozoic assembly of a large part of Eurasia. This book contains 17 papers on many aspects of this evolution, sensibly grouped into four sections by time. Between them they cover much of China and a couple of adjacent areas, with concentrations on the geology of the North China...

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