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The Earliest Records
Mo-tse, the Great Philosopher
The State Chronicles of Lu Kingdom
The Biography of Zhang Heng
Unofficial History of Nanzhao
Earthquake Records by Qin Keda
Emperor Kangxi's (Qing Dynasty) Instructions on Earthquakes
Imperial Works by Emperor Kangshi
Pu Songling, the Great Novelist
A Memorial to the Throne
The Merits and Virtues Inscriptions about Earthquakes in Chinese and Tibetan
The Tablet Inscriptions of the Buddha Temple
Earthquake Records of Yi Nationality
Letters in Earthquakes
China Red Cross Provided Relief to the Earthquake Victims in the U.S and Japan 
The First Modern Earthquake Observation Station in China
Textual Research of Earthquakes in Yunnant
Premier Zhou Enlai Inspected the Earthquake Stricken Areas

 

 

All Kinds of Earth Light

Records on the Bamboo

20 Examples of Rescue

Seismic Belts in China

Ground Deformation

Calling of Apes

Key Points for Escape

When Pressed Down

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Imperial Works by Emperor Kangshi

¡¡¡¡Emperor Kangshi was a diligent ruler in the Chinese history. He studied very hard when he was young and he achieved a lot in sciences. He appointed a Belgian priest as the minister in charge of astronomy. He learnt from him and he wrote dozens of articles concerning astronomy, geology and physics in his life. Such achievements rarely happened with other feudal emperors in ancient China. 

¡¡¡¡After Kangshi succeeded the throne, a series of earthquakes happened in North China. Emperor Kangshi issued some imperial instructions to assuage the people£» in the meantime, he also studied the causes of earthquakes. In the year of 1792,just one year before his death, the 67-year-old Kangshi compiled an article named ¡°earthquake¡±, which was the crystallization of his experience of many great earthquakes in his whole life.

Imperial Works by Emperor Kangshi

  In his essay, Kangshi believed that earthquakes come from underground. In earthquakes of similar scales, the deeper the origin of the shock was, the more places would be radiated by the shock, but the destructive force would be less£» if the origin of the shock was shallow, the less areas would be affected by it, but the destructive force would be more intense. His conclusion was quite close with the results of modern earthquake study.

 

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