Karst in China pp 242-250 | Cite as

The Position of China in World Karst Studies

  • Marjorie M. Sweeting
Part of the Springer Series in Physical Environment book series (SSPENV, volume 15)


As we have shown, karst studies in China developed separately from the West. Many of concepts are similar in both areas, but because of differences in geology, physiography, climate and in culture and land exploitation, Chinese karst is quite distinctive. It is difficult to compare karstification in different parts of the world since the geological, physiographic and climatic influences are never the same, but certain observations can be made.


Debris Flow Karst Area Tectonic Uplift Land Exploitation Karst Water 
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