Periodic progresses have been made on monsoon precipitation changes during the past millennium in eastern China. However, trends of precipitation records reconstructed in the southern part of the region are inconsistent, especially for the relative humidity and dryness between the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age. In the present study, 17 published monsoon precipitation records, reconstructed from lake sediments, peat sediments, coastal muddy sediments and historical documents, for the past millennium from southeastern China were collected and compared. The results show that trends of various records are inconsistent. The inconsistencies could be partly attributed to age uncertainties and interpretation of the proxies; and the regional differences in precipitation changes might be another causation. To further explore the spatiotemporal patterns and driving mechanisms of monsoon precipitation during the past millennium in southeastern China, more records with accurate chronology and reliable proxies should be reconstructed.