Comment on "On linking climate to Chinese dynastic change: Spatial and temporal variations of monsoonal rain"

Hai Cheng, Lawrence L. Edwards, Gerald H. Haug

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Abstract

An article by Zhang et al. questions the interpretation of our oxygen isotope record from Wanxiang Cave and the sediment titanium record from Lake Huguang Maar, and the possible linkage between climate change and Chinese culture. In response, we explain that their approach lacks logical rigor and their major argument is broadly consistent with, rather than contradictory to our original conclusions. We also note that climate-culture relationships similar to those that we observe in China have been observed for other cultures around the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3734-3737
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Science Bulletin
Volume55
Issue number32
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010

Keywords

  • Asian Monsoon
  • Chinese culture history
  • climate change
  • dynasty change

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