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Holt Chapter 26

China, Mongolia and Taiwan

Himalayas contains the worlds' highest mountain, Mt. Everest
Plateau of Tibet It's the world's highest and it is known as the Roof of the World
Gobi the world's coldest desert located in Mongolia
North China Plain fertile land that houses most of China's population
Huang He Yellow River
loess fertile, yellowish soil
Chang Jiang Yangzi River
dynasty a series of rulers from the same family line
dialect a regional version of a language
Daoism stresses living simply and in harmony with nature
Confucianism a philosophy based on the importance of family, moral values and respect for one's elders
pagodas Buddhist temples that have multi-storied towers with an upward curving roof at each floor
command economy an economic system in which the government owns all the businesses and makes all decisions
Beijing China's capital
Tibet Buddhist region in southwest China
Shanghai China's largest city
Hong Kong major port city in southern China once ruled by the UK
gers large, circular, felt tents that are easy to put up, take down and move
Ulaanbaatar capital city of Mongolia
Taipei capital city of Taiwan
Kao-hsiung Taiwan's city center of heavy industry
Created by: hingram2000