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    Shanxi famine, 1892-94

    China plague Manchuria 1910 1911

    In June 1892, news of drought-famine in Shanxi, a mountainous and landlocked province in North China, began to appear in the Shanghai press. It is difficult to tell the exact start of the disaster but full-fledged famine conditions were generally thought to have begun in early or mid-1892.[1] Continue reading