Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Research article
02 Jun 2020
Research article |  | 02 Jun 2020

Historical droughts in the Qing dynasty (1644–1911) of China

Kuan-Hui Elaine Lin, Pao K. Wang, Pi-Ling Pai, Yu-Shiuan Lin, and Chih-Wei Wang


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (10 Jan 2020) by Rudolf Brazdil
AR by Kuan-Hui Elaine Lin on behalf of the Authors (20 Feb 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Feb 2020) by Rudolf Brazdil
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Mar 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Mar 2020) by Rudolf Brazdil
AR by Kuan-Hui Elaine Lin on behalf of the Authors (17 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Apr 2020) by Rudolf Brazdil
Short summary
This study reconstructs drought chronologies of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911) based on Chinese documentary records from the REACHES database. In addition to drought records, ecological and societal records are also retrieved. Tests are performed to cross-check data and time series. Six severe drought periods are identified, and spatial patterns are revealed through multivariable analysis. Drought consequence networks are built highlighting human intervention affecting famine and social turmoil.