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the world's highest mountain range; located in South Asia; includes Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain peak; these mountains separate India from China
Qinling Shandi Mountains
located in southeastern & east-central China; they divide the northern part of China from the southern part of China
Plateau of Tibet
vast, elevated plateau in Central Asia covering most of the Tibet Autonomous Region and Qinghai Province in western China,stretches approximately 1,000 kilometers (620 mi) north to south and 2,500 kilometers (1,600 mi) east to west
in East Asia. It extends southwards for about 684 miles (1,100 km) from continental Asia into the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by the Sea of Japan to the east, and the Yellow Sea to the west, the Korea Strait connecting the first two bodies of water.
land mass of 1,104 km2 (426 sq mi) and a population of seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Hong Kong's population is 95 percent ethnic Chinese and 5 percent from other groups
longest river in Asia, and the third longest in the world. It flows for 6,418 kilometers (3,988 mi)
Pearl River (also an estuary)
China's third longest river (2,400 km, after the Yangtze River and the Yellow River), and second largest by volume (after the Yangtze)
Three Gorges Dam
a dam begun in the late 20th century on the Chang Jiang in China, to help control flooding, generate power, & allow ships to sail farther into China; will span a valley more than 1 mile wide
mature tropical cyclone that develops in the northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean between 180° and 100°E
struck the Kantō plain on the Japanese main island of Honshū at 11:58:44 am on Saturday, September 1, 1923
played an enormous role in shaping the mindset of the Chinese people, affecting their aesthetics, politics, literature, philosophy and medicine
was a spiritual teacher from the Indian subcontinent, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded
The Potala Palace
the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising
Chinese ethical and philosophical system developed from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius
refers to a philosophy and/or religious tradition that emphasizes living in harmony with everything that exists
yin and yang
polar opposites or seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world
Zen emphasizes the personal expression of experiential wisdom in the attainment of enlightenment
It is a set of practices, to be carried out diligently, to establish a connection between present day Japan and its ancient past
is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred
form of life where livestock are herded in order to find fresh pastures on which to graze following an irregular pattern of movement
China's One Child Policy
in order to control the rapidly growing population each family is allowed to have one child
government set up cities that try and draw people away from megalopolises, a place where people can work and live
spheres of influence
a trade alliance formed from european countries with China, the countries made China sign treaties which gave them certain rights to parts of China's trade
took over nationalist party and unified country in 1920 then was taken over by communist party in 1930
an economic & social region that includes the countries that surround the Pacific Ocean; extends clockwise from New Zealand in the western Pacific to Chile in the eastern Pacific - it also includes the west coast of the U.S.
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