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ZHANG Peizhen
General Information

Professor Pei-zhen Zhang
School of Earth Sciences and Geological Engineering
Sun Yat-sen University,
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Address:
E-mail: peizhen@ies.ac.cn; pzzhang@cashq.ac.cn

Education
B.S. (1976-1979): Seismo-geology, Changchun Institute of Geology, Changchun, Jilin, China
M.S. (1979-1982): Seismo-Geology, Chinese University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China
PhD (1982-1987): Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Post-Doctor (1987-1991): Neotectonics, Center for Neotectonic Studies, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, USA

Professional Experience

1991-1993: Assistant Research Professor, Institute of Geology, CEA
1993-1995: Associate Research Professor, Institute of Geology, CEA
1995-Today: Full Research Professor, Institute of Geology, CEA
2015-Today: Full Professor, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou
2003-Today: Director of State Kay Laboratory of Earthquake Dynamics
2013-Today: Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences

National Academic Awards and Honors


1991:The 2nd Prize,the National Sci-Tech Advance Award of China, Personal ranking No. 4, to honor scientific achievements of the project of “the Haiyuan Active Fault Zone”. (Personal ranking No. 4)
2003: The 2nd Prize, the National Sci-Tech Advance Award of China. to honor scientific achievements of the project of “the Chinese national Seismic Zonation”. (Personal ranking No. 3)
2005: Li Siguang Geological Science Award
2006: The 2nd Prize, the National Sci-Tech Advance Award of China. to honor scientific achievements of the project of “the Crustal Movement Observation Network of China”. (Personal ranking No. 7)

Research Interests

Present-day tectonic deformation of continental interior; Rate, amount and timing of tectonic deformation of the Tibetan Plateau; Geological processes of Cenozoic mountain buildings; Tectonic geomorphology; Active tectonics and seismic hazard assessments; Interactions between tectonic deformation and climate change

Publications (1984-2014)

2014:
Zhang, H.-p., P.-z. Zhang, D.-W. Zheng, W.-J. Zheng, Z.-W. Chen, and W.-T. Wang (2014), Transforming the Miocene Altyn Tagh fault slip into shortening of the north-western Qilian Shan: insights from the drainage basin geometry, Terra Nova, 26(3), 216-221.
Zhang, H., P. Zhang, J.-D. Champagnac, P. Molnar, R. S. Anderson, E. Kirby, W. H. Craddock, and S. Liu (2014), Pleistocene drainage reorganization driven by the isostatic response to deep incision into the northeastern Tibetan Plateau, Geology, 42(4), 303-306.
Zhang, P-Zh., Studies on the strain processes associated with the preparation and rupture of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. In “Physics and Geodynamics of continental interior of China” by Chen Yuntai, Jin Zhenming, Yang Wencai, Science Press, Beijing, 2014, 781-792. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zhang P-Zh., Present-day deformation and geodynamic processes of the Tibetan Plateau. In “Progresses in Geodesy and Geodynamics” by Sun Heping, Xiong Xiong, and Wang Yong, Hubei Science Press, 2014, 898-907. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zhang P-Zh., Zhang H., Zheng W., Zheng D., Wang W., and Zhang Zh., Cenozoic tectonic evolution of eastern Asia, Seismology and Geology, 2014, 36(3): 574-585. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)

2013:
Zheng, W.-J., H.-P. Zhang, P.-Z. Zhang, P. Molnar, X.-W. Liu, and D.-Y. Yuan (2013a), Late Quaternary slip rates of the thrust faults in western Hexi Corridor (Northern Qilian Shan, China) and their implications for northeastward growth of the Tibetan Plateau, Geosphere, 9(2), 342-354.
Zheng, W.-J., P.-Z. Zhang, W.-P. Ge, P. Molnar, H.-P. Zhang, D.-Y. Yuan, and J.-H. Liu (2013b), Late Quaternary slip rate of the South Heli Shan Fault (northern Hexi Corridor, NW China) and its implications for northeastward growth of the Tibetan Plateau, Tectonics, 32(2), 271-293.
Zhang Pei-zhen and E.B. Engdahl, Great earthquakes in the 21st century and geodynamics of the Tibetan Plateau, Tectonophysics, 2013, 584, 1-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2012.11.001
Zhang P.Z., A review on active tectonics and deep crustal processes of the Western Sichuan region, eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, Tectonophysics, 2013, 584, 7-22. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2012.02.021.
Liu, J.H, Zhang, P.Z, Lease, R. O., Zheng, D W., Wan, J.L, Wang, W.T and Zhang, H.P, Eocene onset and late Miocene acceleration of Cenozoic intracontinental extension in the North Qinling range–Weihe graben: Insights from apatite fission track thermochronology, Tectonophysics,2013, 584, 281-296. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2012.01.025
Zhu, S.B and Zhang, P. Z., FEM simulation of interseismic and coseismic deformation associated with the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, Tectonophysics, 2013, 584, 64-80. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2012.06.024.
Wang, W., E. Kirby, Zhang, P., Z. Dewen, Z. Guangliang, Z. Huiping, Z. Wenjun, and C. Chizhang (2013), Tertiary basin evolution along the northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau: Evidence for basin formation during Oligocene transtension, Geol. Soc. Am. Bull., 125(3-4), 377-400.
Zhang Zhuqi., R. McCaffrey, and P-Zh. Zhang, Relative motion across the eastern Tibetan plateau: Contributions from faulting, internal strain and rotation rates, Tectonophysics, 2013, 584, 240-256.
Zhang Pei-zhen, Beware of slowly slipping faults, Nature Geosciences, 2013, 6, 323-324.
Yuan, D.-Y., et al. (2013), The growth of northeastern Tibet and its relevance to large-scale continental geodynamics: A review of recent studies, Tectonics, 32(5), 2013TC003348.
Wang W., Zhang P-Zh., and Lei Q., Deformation of the Niushou Shan and Loushan fault zone and its tectonic implications for outward growth of the northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. Seismology and Geology, 2013, 35 (2): 195-207. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zhang P-Zh., Active faults, seismic hazards and geodynamics in continental China, Sci. in China Ser. D-Earth Sci., 2013, 43 (10): 1607-1620. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)

2012:
Wang Zhicai, Zhang Peizhen, Carmala N. Garzione, et al. Magnetostratigraphy and depositional history of the Miocene Wushan basin on the NE Tibetan plateau, China: Implications for middle Miocene tectonics of the West Qinling fault zone. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 44, 2012, 189–202, doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2011.06.009.
Zhang, H. P., Craddock, W. H., Lease, R. O., Wang, W., Yuan, D. Y., Zhang, P. Z., Molnar, P., Zheng, D. W., and Zheng, W. J., Magnetostratigraphy of the Neogene Chaka basin and its implications for mountain building processes in the north‐eastern Tibetan Plateau: Basin Research. 24, 2012, 31–50, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2011.00512.x
Zheng, W J., Zhang, P Z., He, W G., Yuan, D Y., Shao, Y X., Zheng, D W., Ge, W P., and Min, W., Transformation of displacement between strike-slip and crustal shortening in the northern margin of the Tibetan Plateau: Evidence from decadal GPS measurements and late Quaternary slip rates on faults: Tectonophysics, 2012 doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2012.01.006
Zhang P-Zh., Zhu S., Zhang Zh., and Wang Q., Seismogenic structure and rupture mechanism of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Seismology and Geology, 2012, 34(4):566-575. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)

2011:
Dao-Yang Yuan, Jean-Daniel Champagnac, Wei-Peng Ge, et al. Late Quaternary right-lateral slip rates of faults adjacent to the lake Qinghai, northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 123, 2011, 2016-2030.
Wang Weitao, Zhang Peizhen, Eric Kirby, et al., A revised chronology for Tertiary sedimentation in the Sikouzi basin: Implications for the tectonic evolution of the northeastern corner of the Tibetan Plateau, Tectonophysics, 505, 2011, 100-114
Zhang Hui-ping, Pei-zhen Zhang, Eric Kirby, et al. Along-strike topographic variation of the Longmen Shan and its significance for landscape evolution along the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 40, 2011, 855-864, doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2010.05.015.
Zhang Huiping, Zhang Peizhen, Fan Qicheng, Initiation and recession of the fluvial knickpoints: a case study from the Yalu River–Wangtian'e volcanic region, northeastern China, Science China Series D: Earth Science, 54, 2011, 1746-1753

2010:
Zhang Peizhen, Shen Zhengkang, Chen Jiuhui, Wen Xueze, Oblique, High-Angle, Listric-Reverse Faulting and Associated Development of Strain: -The Wenchuan earthquake of 12 May 2008, Sichuan, China, Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 38, 2010, 351-380.
Zhu, Shoubiao and Zhang Peizhen, Numeric Modeling of the Strain Accumulation and Release of the 2008 Wenchuan, Sichuan, China, Earthquake, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 100, 2010, 2825–2839, doi: 10.1785/0120090351.
Liu J H, Zhang P Z, Zheng D W, et al. Pattern and timing of late Cenozoic rapid exhumation and uplift of the Helan Mountain, China. Sci China Earth Sci, 2010, 53: 345–355, doi: 10.1007/s11430-010-0016-0
Dewen Zheng, Marin K. Clark, Peizhen Zhang, Wenjun Zheng, and Kenneth A. Farley, Erosion, fault initiation and topographic growth of the North Qilian Shan (northern Tibetan Plateau),Geosphere; 6, 2010, 937–941; doi: 10.1130/GES00523.1
Zhang H., Zhang P-Zh., Yuan D., et al., Differences in geomorphology of the Longmen Shan and its relationship to the Western Qinling Mountains, Quaternary Researches, 2010, 30(4), 803-811.
Zhu Sh., Zhang P-Zh., and Shi Y., Geodynamics of the great earthquake occurrences in the North China Plane, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 2010, 53(6): 1409-1417. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Structure of high-angle reverse faulting and mechanism of earthquake occurrence along the Longmen Shan fault zone, 2010, 53(9): 2068-2080. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)

2009:
Chuanyou Li, Pei-zhen Zhang, Jinhui Yin, Wei Min. Late Quaternary left-lateral slip rate of the Haiyuan fault, northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, Tectonics, 28, 2009, TC5010, doi:10.1029/2008TC002302, 2009
Zheng-Kang Shen, Jianbao Sun, Peizhen Zhang, Yongge Wan, Min Wang, Roland Bürgmann, Yuehua Zeng, Weijun Gan, Hua Liao, & Qingliang Wang,Slip maxima at fault junctions and rupturing of barriers during the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Nature Geoscience, 2, 2009, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO636
Zhang P-Zh., Wen X., Xu X., et al., Model of strain accumulation and release associated with the 2008 Wenchuan, Sichuan, China earthquake. Chin. Sci. Bull. 54: 944–953. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zhu, S. B., and P. Z. Zhang (2008). A study on the dynamical mechanisms of the Wenchuan Ms 8.0 earthquake, Chin. J. Geophys. 52, 418–427 (in Chinese with an English abstract).
Wen, X. Z., P. Z. Zhang, F. Du, and F. Long (2009). The background of historical and modern seismic activities of the occurrence of the 2008 Ms 8.0 Wenchuan, Sichuan, earthquake, Chin. J. Geophys. 52, no. 2, 444–454. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Wu Q., Zhang P-Zh., Zhang H., et al., Paleo-earthquake induced Lake dam collapse at Jishi Gorge in upper reach of Yellow River and great flood of the Lajia cultural ruins, Sci. in China Ser. D-Earth Sci.,2009,39(8):1148~1159. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zheng W., Zhang P-Zh., Yuan D., and Zheng D., Tectonic deformation revealed by GPS observations and slip rates of active faults, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 52 (10): 2491~2508. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)

2008:
Zhang Peizhen and Gan Weijun, Combined model of rigid-block motion with continuous deformation: Patterns of present-day deformation in Continental China, Geological Society of America Special Paper, 444, 2008,59–71, doi:10.1130/2008.2444(04).
Zhang H., Zhang P-Zh., Wu Q., and Chen Zh., Patterns of longitudinal profiles of river valleys of tributaries of upper reach Yellow River and its tectonic implications, Quaternary Researches, 28(2),2008,299-309. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zhang P-Zh., Li Ch., and Mao F., Slip rates of strike-slip faults and river terrace evolution, Seismology and Geology, 30(1),2008,44-57. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zhang P-Zh., Xu X., Wen X., Rang R., 2008. Slip rates and recurrence intervals of the Longmen Shan active fault zone and tectonic implications for the mechanism of the May 12 Wenchuan earthquake, 2008, Sichuan, China. Chin. J. Geophys. 51: 1066–73 (In Chinese with an English abstract)
Zhang P-Zh., 2008. Tectonic deformation, strain partitioning, and crustal dynamics of the western Sichuan region. Sci. in China Ser. D-Earth Sci. , 38:1041–1056. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Chen L., Zhang P-Zh., Lu Y., Ma H., Li L., and Li H., Numerical simulations on occurences of great earthquakes in the Sichuan-Yunnan region by Clumb stress changes duo to loading and unloading processes, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 2008, 51(5):1411-1421. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Yang X., Deng Q., Zhang P-Zh., and Xu X., Crustal shortening determination across the range-front of the Tianshan Mountains, Seismology and Geology,2008, 30(1): 111-131. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)

2007:
Zhang Peizhen, Peter Molnar, Xu Xiwei, Late Quaternary and present-day rates of slip along the Altyn Tagh fault, northern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, Tectonics, 26, 2007, TC5010, doi:10.1029/2006TC002014.
Weijun Gan, Peizhen Zhang, Zheng-Kang Shen, Zhijun Niu, Min Wang, Yongge Wan, Demin Zhou, and Jia Cheng, Present-day crustal motion within the Tibetan Plateau inferred from GPS measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 112, 2007, B08416, doi:10.1029/2005JB004120.
Yuan D., Zhang P-Zh., Fang X., Wang Zh., Song Ch., and Zheng D., Processes of late Cenozoic deformation across Linxia basin, northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, Frontiers of Earth Sciences, 14(1),2007,243-250. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Li Ch., Zhang P-Zh., Zhang J., Yuan D., and Wang Zh., Slip rates and late Quaternary tectonic activities along Huangxiangou segment of the Western Qinling fault, Quaternary Researches, 2007, 27(1): 54-63. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zhang H., Zhang P-Zh., Zheng W., Zheng W., Chen Zh., Applications of in-situ cosmogenic nuclides geochronology in active tectonic studies, Seismology and Geology, 2007, 29(2): 418-430. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)

2006:
Zheng Dewen, Zhang, P-Zh., Wan, J., Yuan, D., Li, C., Yin, G., Zhang, G., Wang, Zh., Min, W., and Chen, J., Rapid exhumation at ~8 Ma on the Liupan Shan thrust fault from apatite fission-track thermochronology: Implications for growth of the northeastern Tibetan Plateau margin, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 248, 2006, 183-193.
Zhang P-Zh., Zheng D., Yin G., Yuan D., Zhang G., Li ch. and Wang Zh., On late Cenozoic growth and uplift of northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, Quaternary Researches, 26(1),2006,5-13. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zheng D., Zhang P-zh., Wan J., Yuan d., Li D., Wang J., Yin J., Li Ch., Wang Zh., Tectonics, climate, and conglomerate: examples from Jishi Mountain and Linxia basin, Quaternary Researches, 26(1),2006,63-69. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
An Zh., Zhang P-Zh., Wang E., Wang S., Qiang X., Li L., Song Y., Chang H., Liu X., Liu W., Cao J., Li X., Shen J., Liu Y., and Ai L., Monsoon-desertification environments in China and outward growth of the Tibetan Plateau, Quaternary Researches, 26(5),2006,678-693. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Wang Zh., Zhang P-Zh., Zhang G., Li ch., Zheng D., Yuan D., Cenozoic tectonic activity of the western Qinling fault zone and its implications for formation of the northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, ,13(4),2006,119-125. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)

2005:
Hilley, G. E., Burgmann, R., Zhang, P-Z., and P. Molnar, Bayesian inference of plastosphere viscosities near the Kunlun fault, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, 2005 L01302, doi:10.1029/2004GL021658.
Zheng D., Zhang P-Zh., Wan J., Yuan D., Zhang G., and Li Ch., Geothermal history of the Liupan Shan basin from evidences of fission track, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 2005, 48(1),157-164. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Chang H., Zhang P-Zh., An Zh., Wang X., Qiang X., and Fu. Ch., Terrace sequences along the Yazihe river and its tectonic-climatic implications, 50(9),2005, 912-917. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zhang P-Zh., Gan W., Shen Zh., Wang M., Present-day deformation in Continental China: rigid-block motion vs continuous deformation, Acta Geologica Sinica, 79(6),2005,748-756. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)

2004:
Zhang, PZ., Late Cenozoic tectonic deformation in the Tianshan Mountain and its foreland basins. Chinese Science Bulletin, 49(4), 2004, 311-313.
Zhang, P., Shen, Z., Burgman, R., Molnar, P., Wang, Q., Niu, Z., Sun, J., Wu, J., Sun, H., and You, X., Continuous deformation of the Tibetan Plateau constrained from Global Positioning measurements, Geology, 32(9), 2004, 809-812.
Huang L., and Zhang P-Zh., GPS velocity field, crustal block movements and strain field, Engineering geophysics, 1(3),2004, 204-212. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Yuan D., Zhang P-Zh., Liu B., Gan W., Mao F., Wang Zh., Zheng W., Gou H., Late Quaternary active faults and transformation of different structures in northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, Acta Geologica Sinica, 78(2),2004,270-278. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Yuan D., Zhang P-Zh., Liu X., Liu B., Zheng W., and He W., Tectonic activity of the Elashan fault, Qinghai Provinces and its implications for deformation of the northern Tibetan Plateau, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 11(4), 2004, 393-402. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zhang P-Zh., Shen Zh., Wang M., and Gan W., Kinematics of the present deformation of the Tibetan Plateau, Seismology and Geology, 26(3), 2004, 367-377. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zheng D., Zhang P-Zh., Wan J., Li D., Wang F., Yuan D., and Zhang G., Mesozoic tectonics in northern West-Qinling mountain from 40Ar/39Ar、FT thermchronological evidences, Journal of Petrology, 20(3), 2004, 697-706. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)

2003:
Deng, Q., Zhang, P., Ran, Y., Min, W., Yang, X., Chu, Q., 2003, Basic characteristics of active tectonics of China, Science in China (Series D), 46(4), 2003, 357-372.
Gan, W., Zhang, P., Shen, Z., Prescott, W.H., and Svarc, J.L., Initiation of deformation of the Eastern California Shear Zone: constraints from Garlock fault geometry and GPS observation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(10), 2003, 1496, doi:10.1029/2003GL017090.
Zhang, P., Deng, Q., Zhang G.., Ma J., Gan W., Min W., Mao F., and Wang Q., Active tectonic blocks and strong earthquakes in continental China, Science in China (Series D), 46 (Supplement) , 2003, 13-24.
Zheng, D., Zhang, P., Wan, J., Li, Ch., and Cao, J., Late Cenozoic deformation subsequence in northeastern margin of Tibet, Science in China (Series D), 46 (Supplement) , 2003, 266-275.
Min, W; Jiao, DC; Chai, CZ; Zhang, PZ; Mao, FY,Characteristics of the active Luoshan Fault since Late Pleistocene, North Central China,Annals of Geophysics, 46(5), 2003, 997-1013.
Ran, YK; Zhang, PZ; Chen, LC., Late Quaternary history of paleoseismic activity along the Hohhot Segment of the Daqingshan piedmont fault in Hetao depression zone, North China. Annals of Geophysics, 46(5), 2003, 1053-1069.
Zhang P-Zh., Min W., Deng Q., and Mao F., Paleoearthquakes and great earthquake recurrences along the Haiyuan fault, Sci. in China Ser. D-Earth Sci., 33(8),2003,705-713. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zhang P-Zh., Wang M., Gan W., and Deng Q., Slip rates along major active faults from GPS measurements and constraints on continental deformation of China, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 10(3),2003, 81-92. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Deng Q., Zhang P-Zh., Ran Y., Yang X., Min W., and Chen L., Seismicity and active faults in China, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 10(3),2003, 66-73. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Ran Y., Zhang P-Zh., and Chen L., Assessments on the completeness of paleoseismic history along the Daqingshan range-front faults, Hetao graben, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 10(3),2003, 207-216. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)

2002:
Wang G.-Q., Zhou X.-Y., Zhang P.-Zh., and H. Igel, Characteristics of amplitude and duration for near source strong ground motion from the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan earthquake, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 22, 2002, 73-96.
Wang, Q., Zhang. P., Niu, Zh., Freymueller, J., Lai, X., Li, Y., Zhu, W., Liu, J., Bilham, R., and K. Larson, Present-day crustal movement and tectonic deformation in China continent, Science in China (Series D), 45(10), 2002, 865-874.
Wang Q., Zhang P-Zh., and Ma Z., GPS data and velocity field of present-day tectonic deformation of China, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 9(2),2002, 415-429. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zhang P-Zh., Wang Q., and Ma Z., GPS velocity field and active tectonic blocks in present-day deformation of China, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 9(2), 2002, 430-441. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zhang P-zh., Wang Q., and Ma Z., GPS velocity field and present-day deformation in the Tibetan Plateau, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 9(2),2002, 442-450. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)

2001:
Zhang, P., Molnar, P., and Downs, W., Increased sedimentation rates and grainsizes 2-4 Myr ago due to the influence of climate changes on erosion rates, Nature, 410, 2001, 891-897.
Wang Qi, Zhang Pei-zhen, Jeffrey T. Freymueller, Roger Bilham, Kristine M. Larson, Lai Xi'an, You Xinzhao, Niu Zhijun, Wu Jianchun, Li Yanxi, Liu Jingnan, Zhiqiang Yang, and Chen Qizhi, Present-day crustal deformation in continental China constrained by Global Positioning System measurements, Science,294, 2001, 574-577.
Wang, GQ, Zhou, XY, Ma, ZJ, Zhang, PZ, A preliminary study on the randomness of response spectra of the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan, Earthquake, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., 91(5), 2001, 1358-1369.
Wang, GQ, Zhou, XY, Ma, ZJ, Zhang, PZ, Data files from "A preliminary study on the randomness of response spectra of the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan, earthquake", Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., 91(5), 2001, 1388-1389.
Zhang P-Zh., Molnar P., Depositional and erosional response on climate changes, in “Neotectonics and environment” by Lu Y., Gao W., Chen G., and Chen J., Seismological Press, 2001, 39-48. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)

2000:
Min W., Zhang P., and Deng Q., Preliminary Studies on Regional Paleoearthquake Behavior in the Interaction Area between the Northeastern Margin of Tibetan Plateau and the Ordos Block, Acta Seismologica Sinica, 13, 2000, 180-188.
Deng Q., and Zhang P., Colluvial Wedges Associated with Reverse Faulting, Chinese Science Bulletin, 45(17), 2000, 1598-1603.
Shedlock, K.M., Giardini, D., Grunthal, G., and P. Zhang, The GSHAP global seismic hazard map, Seism. Res. Lett., 71(6), 2000, 679-886.
Zheng D., Wang F., and Zhang P-Zh., Apatite U-Th/He method – a low-temperature thermo-chronological meter, Seismology and Geology, 22(4),2000,427-435. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Detrital fission track thermos-chronology—a chronological method to reveal basin and range coupling, Seismology and Geology, 22,2000,25-36. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)

1999:
Zhang, P., Slemmons, D.B., and F. Mao, Rupture Terminations and size of segment boundaries from historical earthquake ruptures in the Basin and Range Province, Tectonophysics, 308, 1999, 37-52.
Pavlides, S.B., Zhang, P., and D. Pantosti, Earthquake, active faulting, and paleoseismological studies for the reconstruction of the seismic history of faults, Tectonopysics, 1999, 308, 7-10.
Zhang P., Yang Z., Gupta H.K., Bhatia S., and Shedlock K., Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program (GSHAP) in continental Asia, Annali di Geofisica, 42(6), 1999, 1167-1190.
Giardini D., Grunthal G., Shedlock K., and Zhang P., The GSHAP Global Seismic Hazard Map, Annali di Geofisica, 42(6), 1999, 1225-1230.
Zhang P-Zh., Mao F., and Chang X., Principals on active fault segmentations in seismic hazard assessments for major engineering projects, Seismology and Geology, 20(4), 1999, 289-301. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zhang Q., and Zhang P-Zh., Progresses and directions of long-term earthquake predictions, Progresses in Earth Science, 14(2), 1999,147-152. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Deng Q., Feng X., Zhang P-Zh., Xu X., Yang X., Li J., Zhao R., Foreland fold and thrust bent in the Wulumuqi depression and its mechanism, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 6(4), 1999, 191-201. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zhang P-Zh., Neotectonics and seismic hazard in continental China, Quaternary Researches, 5,1999,404~413. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)

1998:
Yang Zhi-xian, Zhang Peizhen, and Zheng Yuejun, Uncertainties in estimation of extrapolated annual occurrence rate of earthquakes using logical tree, Acta Seismologica Sinica, 11, 1998, 219-228.
Yang Zhi-xian and Zhang Peizhen, Empirical relationships between Ms、mb and ML for China and vicinity, Acta Seismologica Sinica, 11, 1998, 454-460.

1996:
Caskey, S.J., Wesnousky, S.G., Zhang, P., and D.B., Slemmons, Surface faulting of the 1954 Fairview Peak (Ms 7.2) and Dixie Valley (Ms 6.8) earthquakes, Central Nevada, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 86, 1996, 761-787.
Deng Qidong, Feng Xianyue, Zhang Peizhen, Yang Xiaoping, Peng Sizhen, Xu Xiwei, and Li Jun, Paleoseismology in the northern piedmont of Tianshan Mountain, northwestern China, J. Geophys. Res., 101(b3), 1996, 5895-5920.
Zhang P-Zh., Deng Q., Yang X., Xu X., Feng X., Peng Sh., Late Cenozoic tectonic deformation and its geodynamics, Tian Shan, China, Earthquakes in China, 12,1996,127-140. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zhang P-Zh., and Mao F., Active faults and probabilistic seismic hazard assessments, Researches of Active Faults, 5, 1996,12-21. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Wen X., and Zhang P-Zh., On the recurrence intervals and its related problems, Researches on Active Faults, 5, 1996, 1-11. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Peng Sh., Deng Q., Zhang P-Zh., and Feng X., Seismic hazard assessment of the Tulufan basin, Researches on Active Faults, 5, 1996, 54-62. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)

1995:
Burchfiel, B.C., Molnar, P., Zhang, P., Deng, Q., Zhang, W., and Y. Wang, Example of a supradetachment basin within a pull-apart tectonic setting: Mormon Point, Death Valley, California, Basin Research, 7, 1995, 199-214.
Deng Q., and Zhang P-Zh., Principal and methods of active fault segmentation (1), Recent Crustal Movement Studies, 6, 1995, 196-207. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zhang P-Zh., and Deng Q., Principal and methods of active fault segmentation (2), Recent Crustal Movement Studies, 6, 1995, 208-215. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Xu X., Deng Q., Zhang P-Zh., Feng X., and Zhao R., Self-similarity of the active reverse faults along northern Tianshan range-front, Researches on Active Faults, 5, 1995, 33-44. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)

1994:
Zhang P-Zh., Deng Q., Xu X., Feng X., Peng Sh., Yang X., Zhao R., Blind thrust, folding earthquake, and the 1906 Manas earthquake, Seismology and Geology, 16, 1994, 193-204. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Zhang P-Zh., Deng Q., Yang X., Feng X., Zhao R., Neotectonics and glacial alluvial geomorphology along the northern Tian Shan range-front, Researches on Active Faults, 4, 1994, 63-78. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Mao F., and Zhang P-Zh., progressive determination of paleoseismic events and paleoseismology along the faults in northern Tian Shan, Researches on Active Faults, 4, 1994, 153-164. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)
Han Zh., Zhang P-Zh., Wu L., and Liu Y., Application of GIS in active fault studies: examples from active faults along the northern Qilian Shan, Researches on Active Faults, 4, 1994, 165-174.

1993:
Zhang, P., Seismic hazard assessment in continental Asia, Annali di Geofisica, XXXVI, 1993, 41-59.
Zhang P-Zh., Deng Q., Xu X., Wu Zh., Yang X., Feng X., Li J., Chen J., Zhao R., and Tang R., tectonic deformation and evolution of the active Manas thrust and fold belt along the northern Tian Shan, Researches on Active Faults, 3, 1993, 18-36. (in Chinese with an English Abstract)

1991:
Zhang, P., Burchfiel, B.C., Molnar, P., Royden, L., Jiao, D., Zhang, W., Deng, Q., Wang, Y., and F. Song, Rate, amount, and style of late Cenozoic deformation of southern Ningxia, northeastern margin of Tibetan Plateau; Tectonics, 10, 1991, 1111-1129.
Zhang, P., D.B. Slemmons, and Mao, F., Geometric pattern, rupture termination, and fault segmentation of the Dixie Valley - Pleasant Valley active normal fault system, J. Struct. Geol., 12, 1991, 165-176.
Burchfiel, B.C., Zhang, P., Wang, Y., Zhang, W., Jiao, D., Deng, Q., Song, F., Molnar, P., and L. Royden, Geology of the Haiyuan fault zone, Ningxia Autonomous Region, China and its relation to the evolution of the northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau; Tectonics, 10, 1991, 1091-1110.

1990:
hang, P., Ellis, M.A., Slemmons, D.B., and Mao, F., Right-lateral displacement associated with prehistorical rupture and slip rate of the southern Panamint Valley fault zone, and implications for some Basin and Range tectonics problems; J. Geophys. Res., 95, 1990, 4857-4872.
Zhang, P., Burchfiel, B.C., Molnar, P., Royden, L., Jiao, D., Zhang, W., Deng, Q., Wang, Y., and F. Song, Late Cenozoic tectonic evolution of southern Ningxia, northeastern margin of Tibetan Plateau; Bull. Geol. Soc. Am., 102, 1990, 1484-1498.

1989:
Zhang, P., Burchfiel, B.C., Chen, S., and Q. Deng, Extinction of pull-apart basins, Geology, 17, 1989, 814-817.
Burchfiel, B.C., Deng, Q., Molnar, P., and L. Royden, Wang, Y., Zhang, P., Zhang, W., Intracrustal detachment within zones of continental deformation, Geology, 17, 1989, 448-452.

1988:
Zhang, P., Molnar, P., Burchfiel, B.C., Royden, L., Zhang, W., Jiao, D., Deng, Q., Wang, Y., and F. Song, Bounds on the Holocene slip rate along the Haiyuan fault, north-central China; Quaternary Research, 30, 1988, 151-164.
Zhang, P., Molnar, P., Burchfiel, B.C., Royden, L., Zhang, W., Jiao, D., Deng, Q., Wang, Y., and F. Song, Bounds on the recurrence interval of major earthquakes along the Haiyuan fault in north-central China; Seism. Res. Letter, 59, 1988, 81-89.

1987:
Zhang, W., Jiao, D., Zhang, P., Molnar, P., Burchfiel, B.C., Royden, L., Deng, Q., Wang, Y., and F. Song, Displacement along the Haiyuan fault associated with the great 1920 Haiyuan, China, earthquake; Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 77, 1987, 117-131.

1986:
Deng, Q., Wu, D., Zhang, P., and S. Chen, Structural and deformation character of strike-slip fault zone; Pure and Applied Geophysics, 124, 1986, 203-223.
Deng, Q., Song, F., Zhu, Sh., Li, M., Wang, T., Zhang, W., Burchfiel., B.C., Molnar, P., and Zhang, P., Variations in the geometry and amount of slip on the Haiyuan fault zone, China and the surface rupture of the 1920 Haiyuan earthquake, Earthquake Source Mechanics, Geophys. Monograph 37 (Maurice Ewing 6), 1986,169-182.

1984:
Deng, Q. and P. Zhang, Research on the geometry of shear fracture zone,J. Geophys. Res., 89, 1984, 5699-5701.
Deng, Q., Song, F., Zhu, Sh., Li, M., Wang, T., Zhang, W., Burchfiel., B.C., Molnar, P., and Zhang, P., Active faulting and tectonics of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China, J. Geophys. Res., 89 (B6), 1984, 4427-4445.