Associate Prof. of Late Imperial & Modern Chinese History
San Diego State University contributions

    North China famine, 1876-79

    Cannibalism China Famine Shanxi 1876

    Between 1876 and 1879, the most lethal drought-famine in imperial China’s long history of famines and disasters struck the five northern provinces of Shandong, Zhili, Shanxi, Henan, and Shaanxi. The drought in the Yellow River basin area began in earnest in 1876, and worsened dramatically with the almost total failure of rain in 1877. Continue reading