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Precambrian Geology of China

  • Mingguo Zhai

Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. General Precambrian Geology in China

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mingguo Zhai, Yanyan Zhou
      Pages 3-56
  3. The North China Craton

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Yu-Sheng Wan, Dun-Yi Liu, Chun-Yan Dong, Hang-Qian Xie, Alfred Kröner, Ming-Zhu Ma et al.
      Pages 59-136
    3. Jinghui Guo, Mingguo Zhai, Peng Peng, Shujuan Jiao, Lei Zhao, Haozheng Wang
      Pages 137-169
  4. The South China Craton

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Yuan-Sheng Geng
      Pages 241-261
    3. Yuan-Sheng Geng
      Pages 263-301
  5. The Tarim Craton

  6. Other Chinese Paleocontinents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Fulai Liu, Yongsheng Dong, Chaohui Liu
      Pages 353-384

About this book


This book is the first contribution to the overview of Precambrian geology of China. It covers Precambrian geology of the North China Craton, the South China Craton, and the Tarim Craton, as well as other smaller blocks in the Chinese orogenic belts. It provides systematic concepts of the Chinese paleo-continents and incorporates the most up-to-date achievements. Edited by many of the active researchers working at the forefront of the related fields, it contributes greatly to the international Precambrian geology community, and would be of interest to geoscientists working in the research field of geology of China and Precambrian geodynamics.


Chinese Orogens Continental Growth Early Continental Evolution Global Comparison Paleocontinents Precambrian Geology The North China Craton The South China Craton The Tarim Craton

Editors and affiliations

  • Mingguo Zhai
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Geology and GeophysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

About the editors

Prof Mingguo Zhai is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He studies Precambrian geology and metamorphic geology, and has contributed to the Precambrian tectonic evolution of Chinese Paleocontinents, especially high-grade metamorphism in the North China Craton.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Precambrian Geology of China
  • Editors Mingguo Zhai
  • Series Title Springer Geology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Geology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-47884-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51702-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-47885-1
  • Series ISSN 2197-9545
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-9553
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 390
  • Number of Illustrations 37 b/w illustrations, 119 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geology
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“… represents a comprehensive and comprehensible geological outline of Precambrian blocks in China. The book editor Mingguo Zhai is an internationally well-known expert in Precambrian geology and has been working on the North China Craton for more than 40 years. … this is an excellent book that deserves to be read for all who are interested in the Precambrian geology and tectonics of China.” (Guochun Zhao, Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong)