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Zhonghua Shen Jing Jing Shen Ke Za Zhi. 1992 Aug;25(4):222-5, 253-4.

[A research on near-death experiences of survivors in big earthquake of Tangshan, 1976].

[Article in Chinese]

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Tianjn An Ding Psychiatric Hospital.


81 survivors with Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) in a severe earthquake (Tangshan, 1976) were reviewed. Among them 40 NDE phenomena were found and strange bodily sensation, thought unusually vivid, loss of emotions, unusually bodily sensations, life seemed dream, feeling of being dead, feeling of peace or cuphoria, life review or "panoramic memory" and thinking unusually fast comprised more than half of the group. It seemed that our observation was somewhat different from that of pasricha (India) and Greyson. In our series, the survivors with more than 7 scores on Greyson's NDE scale account for 32 cases, and in whom, the cognitive and transcendental types comprise the great part. This findings suggest that the components, sequences and types of NDE might be correlated to races, regions, psychological and cultural backgrounds, and kinds of event.

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