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China, Mongolia, Taiwan

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Daoism
Living simply and in harmony with nature and others
Typhoons
Violent storms (like hurricanes) which strike South East Asia
Mao Zedong
The founder of communism in China, China's first communist leader
This country was under the influence of China for most of the 20th century
Mongolia
China has responded to rebellions and protests by violating _________
Human rights
Which culture is the dominant influence on Taiwan's culture?
Chinese
Who tried to modernize China's economy, beginning in 1976?
Deng Xiaoping
Why did the protesters demand in Tiananmen Square in 1989?
Political rights and freedoms
The Three Gorges Dam creates power from __________
water
Where do most Chinese live?
North China Plain
What is China's largest ethnic group?
Han
What area of mainland Asia does Taiwan's climate most resemble?
Southeastern China
How did the communists take power in China?
They defeated the Nationalists in a violent war
What is the largest city in China?
Shanghai
How did Mao Zedong's communist reforms affect China's economy?
The communist reforms were not economically successful
Which religion believes that moral behavior, kindness, and meditation can lead to peace?
Buddhism
What has improved in China because of the recent economic growth?
Wages and living standards
What resource supplies much of China's electricity?
Burning coal
What empire was built by Genghis Kahn around 700 years ago?
Mongol Empire
Who took over Taiwan in 1979?
Chinese Nationalists
What is Taiwan's economy like today?
It is one of the world's richest and most industrialized countries in the world
What is the capital and main financial center of Taiwan?
Taipei
Tiananmen Square
Hundreds of protesters killed by Chinese military
Beijing
China's capital and cultural center
How large is China's economy?
The world's second largest economy
Taiwan
Island nation
Mongolia
Landlocked nation between China and Russia
Most Chinese people live along _________ and ________
Rivers and coasts
What is the world's tallest mountain?
Mount Everest
Confucianism
A philosophy that stresses family, moral values, and respect for elders
Huang He
A river in northern China
Command economy
An economic system in which the government owns all the businesses and makes all the decisions
Loess
Fertile, yellowish soil
Genghis Kahn
A Mongolian ruler