Tangshan Earthquake


At 3:42 a.m. on July 28, 1976, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit the sleeping city of Tangshan, China and killed over 240,000 people - making it the deadliest earthquake of the twentieth century.


In 2003, Wang Xaio Kui, professor and ethnographer from at East China Normal University, Shanghai, visited Tangshan and began investigating memories of the Great Tangshan Earthquake. He read a number of oral histories and interviewed a group of earthquake survivors. He returned to Tangshan several times in 2004 and 2006 for further study.


Read more on Professor Wang's work here.