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Aspects of the Tectonic Evolution of China

Product Code: SP226
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by J Malpas, C J N Fletcher, J R Ali and J C Aitchison
Publication Date: 24 August 2004
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The subject of this Special Publication is one of the most interesting in global geoscience, the tectonic evolution of China. The assemblage of terranes that underlie this part of the world provides outstanding opportunities to elucidate global processes, and many of the factors that shape the Earth?s lithosphere are best exemplified by the geology of China and immediately adjacent areas.

In addition, there are geological features that are particular and unique to the region. Some have been the focus of recent attention and have attracted international interest because of their global importance. This volume provides accounts of up-to-date research by Chinese and international geological teams on key aspects of the tectonic evolution of China and surrounding areas. The papers describe the formation of the geological terranes that make up this part of East Asia, place constraints on plate tectonic models for their assembly, and provide accounts of unique geological features of the subcontinent.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-156-4
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-156-7
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 368
Weight: 1.10 kg


Introduction, J Malpas
• Determining Precambrian crustal evolution in China: a case-study from Wutaishan, Shanxi Province, demonstrating the application of precise SHRIMP U-Pb Geochronology, S A Wilde, P A Cawood, K Wang, A Nemchin and G Zhao
• Late Archaean to Palaeoproterozoic evolution of the Trans-North China Orogen: insights from synthesis of existing data of the Hengshan-Wutai-Fuping belt, G Zhao, M Sun, S A Wilde and J Guo
• Precambrian tectonic evolution of the North China Craton, M Zhai
• The central Asian Orogenic Belt and growth of the continental crust in the Phanerozoic, B-M Jahn
• Tectonic evolution of Palaeozoic terranes in West Junggar, Xinjiang, NW China, S Buckman and J C Aitchison
• Nb-deleted, continental rift-related Akaz metavolcanic rocks (West Kunlun): implication for the rifting of the Tarim Craton from Gondwana, M Sun, C Yuan, J Yang, J Zhou and M F Zhou
• Basement heterogeneity in the Cathaysia crustal block, SE China, C J N Fletcher, L S Chan, R J Sewell, S D G Campbell, D W Davis and J Zhu
• Subduction, collision and exhumation in the ultrahigh-pressure Qinling-Dabie orogen, B R Hacker, L Ratschbacher and J G Liou
• UHP rocks and the Dabieshan Orogenic Belt, Q Wang and B Cong
• Jurassic intraplate magmatism in southern Hunan-eastern Guangxi: 40Ar-39Ar dating, geochemistry, Sr-Nd isotopes and implications for tectonic evolution of SE China, X H Li, S L Chung, H Zhou, C H Lo, Y Liu and C H Chen
• Evidence for the multiphase nature of the India-Asia collision from the Yarlung Tsangpo suture zone, Tibet, J C Aitchison and A M Davis
• Conglomerates record the tectonic evolution of the Yarlung-Tsangpo suture zone in southern Tibet, A M Davis, J C Aitchison, B Badengzhu and L Hui
• Ultra-high pressure mineral s in the Luobusa Ophiolite, Tibet, and their tectonic implications. P T Robinson, W-J Bai, J Malpas, J-S Yang, M-F Zhou, Q-S Fang, X-F Hu, S Cambron and H Staudigel
• Cretaceous palaeomagnetism of Indochina and surrounding regions: Cenozoic tectonic implications, C T Chi and S L Dorobek
• Geology of the Zamboanga Peninsula, Mindanao, Philippines: an enigmatic South China continental fragment
• G P Yumul, C B Dimalanta, R A Tamayo, R C Maury, H Bellon, M Polve, V B Maglambayan, C L Querubin and J Cotten
• Cenozoic tectonics of the China continental margin: insights from Taiwan, L S Teng and A T Lin
• Precisely relocated hypocenters, focal mech


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