Preface; Colour Plate; Introduction and Background, M.J. Wilson et al.; PART I. THE NATURE, PROPERTIES, DISTRIBUTION AND CLASSIFICATION OF RED SOILS IN CHINA: SYNOPSIS AND OVERVIEW, M.J. Wilson et al.; Nature and Properties of Red Soils of the World, V.C. Baligar et al.; Distribution and Classification of Red Soils in China, Zhenli He et al.; Mineralogy of Red Soils in Southern China in Relation to their Development and Charge Characteristics, Mingkui Zhang et al.; Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Red Soils from Zhejiang Province, Southern China, Mingkui Zhang et al.; Rare Earth Element (REE) Geochemistry during Red Soil Formation in Southern China, Yuangen Yang et al.; PART II. CONSTRAINTS TO CROP PRODUCTION ON THE RED SOILS OF CHINA: SYNOPSIS AND OVERVIEW, Zhenli He et al.; Chemical Soil Constraints to Crop Production on Chinese Red Soils, Zhenli He et al.; Climatic Constraints to Crop Production in the Red Soils Area of Southern China, David J. Mitchell; Soil Water Holding and Supplying Capacities in the Hilly Red Soils Region Southern China, Jun Lu et al.; Erosion Rates and Crop Productivity on a Red Soil Experimental Site in Yunnan Province, E. Milne et al.; Soil Fertility Degradation in Eroded Hilly Red Soils of China, Jun Lu et al.; PART III. MANAGEMENT, UTILIZATION AND SUSTAINABILITY OF RED SOILS IN CHINA: OVERVIEW AND SYNOPSIS, Zhenli He et al.; Challenges in the Management and Utilization of Red Soils, Zhenli He et al.; Physiological and Genetic Aspects of Crop Plant Adaptation to Elemental Stresses in Acid Soils, Xiaoe Yang et al.; Response of Upland Rice Genotypes to Soil Acidity, N.K. Fageria et al.; Simulation Research on Water Balance and Optimal Irrigation in Crop Fields in a Hilly Red Soils Region of Southern China, Jun Lu et al.; Acid Tolerance of Some Forage Grasses and Effects of Phosphate, Potassium and Magenesium Application on their Growth, Xiangyun Chu et al.; Effect of P Fertilizer and Lime Applications on Growth of Annual Ryegrass on Acid Red Soils, Xiangyun Chu et al.; The Development of Sustainable Cropping Systems on Red Soils in the Highlands of South China, M.A. Fullen; Effects of Land Use on the Chemical and Physical Properties of Red Soils, Mingkui Zhang et al.; Effects of Organic Matter Amendment on Nitrogen Utilization and Transformation in Red Soils Using 15N Tracer Technique, Qingfu Ye et al.; Effect of Organic Matter Amendment on Uptake of Inorganic P by Ryegrass and transformation Dynamics of Phosphorus from 32P Labelled Ryegrass in Red Soil, Qingfu Ye et al.; Effects of pH on Microbial Biomass --C, and --P in Red Soils, G.C. Chen and Zhenli He; Effect of Land Use on Microbial Biomass --C, -N and --P in Red Soils, G.C. Chen and Zhenli He; Dynamics of Sustrate Utilization Pattern in Red Soils: An Indicator of Soil Quality Changes, H. Yao and Zhenli He; Soil Acidifaction under Tea Bushes and its Influence on the Biological Characteristics of a Red Soil, Shen Yu et al.; PART IV. SOCIO-ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF RED SOIL UTILIZATION AND THE APPLICATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES: SYNOPSIS AND OVERVIEW, M.J. Wilson et al.; A Socio-Economic Study of Kelang Village in Yunnan Province in Relation to Uptake by Farmers of Improved Management Practices on Red Soils in China, Michael P. Cuddy et al.; Establishment and Application of an Integrated Red Soils Resource Information System (ISIRS) for Hilly Ultisols in China, Z. Shi et al.; Integration of a Soil Information System and Optimum Tree Cluster for Agricultural Regionalization, Z. Shi et al.; PART V. CONCLUSIONS, M.J. Wilson et al.; Index.