The Earliest Records
Mo-tse, the Great Philosopher
The State Chronicles of Lu Kingdom
The Biography of Zhang Heng
Unofficial History of Nanzhao
Earthquake Records by Qin Keda
Emperor Kangxi's (Qing Dynasty) Instructions on Earthquakes
Imperial Works by Emperor Kangshi
Pu Songling, the Great Novelist
A Memorial to the Throne
The Merits and Virtues Inscriptions about Earthquakes in Chinese and Tibetan
The Tablet Inscriptions of the Buddha Temple
Earthquake Records of Yi Nationality
Letters in Earthquakes
China Red Cross Provided Relief to the Earthquake Victims in the U.S and Japan 
The First Modern Earthquake Observation Station in China
Textual Research of Earthquakes in Yunnant
Premier Zhou Enlai Inspected the Earthquake Stricken Areas



All Kinds of Earth Light

Records on the Bamboo

20 Examples of Rescue

Seismic Belts in China

Ground Deformation

Calling of Apes

Key Points for Escape

When Pressed Down


The Biography of Zhang Heng

  The Historical Records of Later Han Dynasty , The Biography of Zhang Heng

Picture of Zhangheng's seismograph

  Zhang Heng, (78 AD - 139 AD), was a native of Shiqiao of Nanyang, Henan Province. He was a famous man of letters and scientist in the East Han Dynasty in the Chinese history. His works include Ode to the West Capital, Ode to the East Capital and 22 pieces of other literary works. He became a court official in 111 AD and was assigned as the court historian afterwards. He invented the armillary sphere and the seismograph. Guo Moruo (an outstanding litterateur and scientist in modern China) praised him as^such an all-around developed figure that was seldom seen in the world history ̄.

the Imaginary Figure of the Seismograph

Commemorative stamp of Zhangheng


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