Near-Death Experiences Among Survivors of the 1976 Tangshan Earthquake

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Abstract: We interviewed 81 survivors of the severe earthquake in Tangshan in 1976 and found that 32 (40 percent) reported near-death experiences (NDEs) as measured by Greyson's (1983) NDE Scale. The great majority of these NDEs were of the cognitive and transcendental types, and our observations were somewhat different from those of Greyson (1985) in the United States and of Pasricha and Stevenson (1986) in India. These differences suggest that the components, sequences, and types of NDE might differ with race, religion, psychological and cultural background, and kind of near-death event.

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Zhi-ying, Feng & Jian-xun, Liu Autumn 1992.

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Abstract: We interviewed 81 survivors of the severe earthquake in Tangshan in 1976 and found that 32 (40 percent) reported near-death experiences (NDEs) as measured by Greyson's (1983) NDE Scale. The great majority of these NDEs were of the cognitive and transcendental types, and our observations were somewhat different from those of Greyson (1985) in the United States and of Pasricha and Stevenson (1986) in India. These differences suggest that the components, sequences, and types of NDE might differ with race, religion, psychological and cultural background, and kind of near-death event.

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39-48 p. ; 23 cm.

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  • Journal of Near-Death Studies, 11(1), Human Sciences Press, Fall 1992, pp. 39-48

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  • OCLC: 14781775 | External Link
  • ISSN: 0891-4494
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 88-648131
  • Library of Congress Control Number: sn 86-2701
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc799015

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  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 11
  • Issue: 1
  • Page Start: 39
  • Page End: 48
  • Pages: 10

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The Journal of Near-Death Studies is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal devoted to the field of near-death studies. It is published on a quarterly basis by the International Association for Near-Death Studies. The Journal began publication in 1982 under the name Anabiosis which was changed to its current title in 1986 with the start of Volume 6.

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Quarterly journal publishing papers related to near-death experiences, including research reports; theoretical or conceptual statements; expressions of a scientific, philosophic, religious, or historical perspective on the study of near-death experiences; cross-cultural studies; individual case histories; and personal accounts of experiences or related phenomena.

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Zhi-ying, Feng & Jian-xun, Liu. Near-Death Experiences Among Survivors of the 1976 Tangshan Earthquake, article, Autumn 1992; New York, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799015/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .