Climatic change and dynastic cycles in Chinese history: a review essay

@article{Fan2010ClimaticCA,
  title={Climatic change and dynastic cycles in Chinese history: a review essay},
  author={Ka Wai Fan},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  year={2010},
  volume={101},
  pages={565-573}
}
  • K. Fan
  • Published 1 August 2010
  • History
  • Climatic Change
In this article, the author reviews a number of recent publications by scientists and historians. Those publications, drawing on the latest scientific findings about climatic change in ancient China, suggest that the fall of the Tang and Ming dynasties may have been caused by global cooling. But the fall of a dynasty is a hugely complicated event. Lacking an adequate understanding of the relevant historical developments, the scholars under review fail to offer convincing explanations for… 

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