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chapter 27-29

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kunlum mountains mountains located in the west of china that are the sorce of two of chinas great rivers.
qinling shadi mountains divide the northern part of china from the south.
huang he of northern china starts in the kunlun mountainss in the west.
chang jiang the longest river in all of asia.
xi jiang west river runs its course in the south of china.
typhoon a tropical storm that occures in the western pasific.
taklimakan desert located in wesern china between the tian in the northern china and southeast mongolia.
gobi desert located in northern china and south mongolia.
three gorges dam was built on the chang jiang in chna.
pcbs industrial pollutants that build up in tissue and can cause disease and birth defects.
landfill ia a method of solid waste disposal in which refuse to buried between layers of dirt to fill in low lying ground.
dynasty a series of rulers from the same family.
spheres of influence a method of dividing foregin control in china.
boxer rebellon an uprising in china in 1900 spurred by anger chinese militants or boxers.
mao zeong the leader n the comunist in china who defeated the nationalist.
confucianism a movment based on the tactics based on the teachings of confucius.
taoism a philosophy based on a book tao te ching and th etechings of lao-tuz.
buddhism a religion that origanated in india about 500 b.c and spread to china.
economic tiger a country with rapid economic groth due to cheep labor.
pacific rim an economic and social region including the countries surrounding the pacific ocean.
three kingdoms the kingdoms form in the pinensula of korea by a.d.
seoul the largest city in south korea,with a population more than 10 million people.
pyongyang the largest city in north korea with more than 2.5 million people.
samurail a professional soldier in japan who served the intrests of landowners and clan cheifs.
shogun the general of the emporers army with the powers of a military dictator.
ring of fire the chain of volcanoes that lines the pacific rim.
great kanto earthquake an earthquake in 1923 in japan that killed an estimated 140000 people and left the city of tokyo in ruins.
tsunami a giant ocean wave caused by an underwater earthquake or valcanic eruption.
unicef an international watchdog and relief organization for children.
global economy the merging of regional economies in which nationas become dependent on each other for goods and servicess.
jakota triangle a zone of prosperity during the 1980 and early 1990 japan,south koea,and taiwan.
recession an extended period of decline in general buiness activity.
sweatshop a workplace were people work long hours for low pay under poor conditions to enrich manufactures.
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