Mt. Tambora, Climatic Changes, and China’s Decline in the Nineteenth Century

  title={Mt. Tambora, Climatic Changes, and China’s Decline in the Nineteenth Century},
  author={Shuji Cao and Shuji Yushang Bin Li and Shuji Yushang Bin Yang},
  journal={Journal of World History},
  pages={587 - 607}
This article first introduces the correlation between volcanism and global climatic abnormalities (commonly referred to as global cooling), with particular reference to the Tambora eruption in 1815. Recent case studies in China concerning this volcanic effect and climate changes in the nineteenth century are brought in to substantialize and revise some general statements previously made about China. These case studies cover various regions, including the Yangzi Delta, Yunnan, the Jiaodong… Expand
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