Earthquake studies in the People's Republic of China



From June 30 to July 18, 1973, I visited the People's Republic of China as guest lecturer of the Academia Sinica. The invitation had been extended in 1972 by Ku Kunghsu, acting director of the Geophysical Institute of Academia Sinica, Peking (see Figure 1). In the last decade, unfortunately, little information has been available in the English language scientific literature on geophysical and geological research and teaching in China [Tsu, 1972; Wilson, 1972; Chao, 1973]. The main concern of my trip was seismological research.