Text #8951"The Theran Disruption" .
The Bamboo Annals, which record the earliest legends of ancient China, also describe similar events. According to the Bamboo Annals , “In [king Jie’s] 10th year, the five planets went out of their courses. In the night, stars fell like rain. The earth shook.”1 Later in the text, the Bamboo Annals state , “The sky was overspread with mists for three days.” The mists occurred during the reign of king T’ae -Këah (T-ae Che or Tai Jia), the fourth ruler of the Shang dynasty, who was enthroned c. 1530 BC. The reign of king Jie of Xia, which ended in approximately 1600 BC, and the reign of king T’ae -Këah of Shang, which occurred nearly seventy years later (based on the chronology offered in the Bamboo Annals ) both occurred within the c. 1670-1520 BC radiocarbon date range of Thera and the ice-core and tree-ring range of c. 1740-1440 BC.
James Legge, The Chinese Classics: Vol. III, Part I (London: Trübner & Co, 1865), 125. http://books.google.com/books?id=ZkxkAAAAMAAJ&oe=UTF-8 ↩