1375 Yellow River flood

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The 1375 Yellow River flood was a natural disaster affecting the area around Kaifeng, China, during the early Ming dynasty. Contemporary sources mentioned a death toll of between 15000 and 25 people, most of them farmers. The philosopher Wang Yangming mentioned the 1375 Yellow River flood as an example of how even a virtuous man can be destroyed by the power of nature.[1]


  1. ^ Tsai, Shih-Shan Henry. SUNY Series in Chinese Local Studies: The Eunuchs in the Ming Dynasty. SUNY Press, 1996. ISBN 0791426874, 9780791426876. Accessed 16 Oct 2012.