Ken Hsu and paradoxes of modern geology, Shu Sun; The editors' forewords, U. Briegel, Wen-Jiao Xiao. Tectonics: The paradox of geosyncline hypothesis and orogenic analysis, Ji-Liang Li; The early Mesozoic collapse of the late Paleozoic archipelago in South China, Wen-Jiao Xiao; Mesozoic tectonics of Fujian, Eastern China, Zuyi Zhou; Songpan-Garze Belt - forearc accretion or backarc collapsing?, Guitang Pan; Rotational collision and the Tan-Lu transform fault, Qingchen Wang; The paradox of an ocean-dipping Benioff Zone-example from Taiwan, Chia-Yu Lu; Thin-skinned plate tectonics - The re-invention of a crazy idea, P. Finckh; Oil in holes-in-the-continent (Relict Oceanic Basins), S. Aplanov; Structural rocks - Stratigraphic implications, C. Sengor. Mechanics of Overthrusting and Landsliding: Rock mechanics and the paradox of overthrusting mechanics, U. Briegel; The flow of giant landslides, C.R. Kilburn. Petrology: Concepts that led to mechanisms of movement of mass and energy in earth, F.W. Dickson; Crystallization histories of alkaline intrusions in West Texas, M.F. Carman; A paradox - The ultramafic rock belt as a metamorphosed tectonic melange in northern Dabie Mountains, Shutong Xu; Nd isotopes versus Ken Hsu's tectonic facies, Xin-Hua Zhou. (Part contents).