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kunlun mountians mountains located in the west of china that are the source of china's greatest river, the Huang He and the Chang Jiang.
qinling shandi mountians mountains in southeastern and east-central china.
Huang he a river in northern china,also called the yellow river, that starts in Kunlun Mountains and winds east for about 3,000 miles,emptying into the yellow sea.
Chang Jiang the longest river in Asia, flowing about 3,900 miles from Xizang(Tibet) to the east china sea.
Xi Jiang also called the west river, the river that flows eastward through southeast china and joins the pearl river to flow into south china sea, forming a estuary between Hong Kong and Macao.
typhoon a tropical storm ,like a hurricane, that occurs in the western pacific.
Taklamakan destert a desert located in western china between the Tian Shan and kunlun mountains.
Gobi desert a desert located in northern china and southeast Mongolia, and a prime area for finding dinosaur fossils.
three gorges dam a dam begun in the late 20th century on the Chang Jiang in china to help generate power, and allows ships to sail farther into china.
PCBs an industrial compound that accumulates in animal tissue and can cause harmful effects and birth defects.
landfill a method of solid waste disposal in which refuse is buried between layers of dirt in order to fill in or reclaim low-lying ground.
dynasty a series of rulers from the same family.
spheres of influnce a method of dividing foreign control in china, after the country was forced to sign a series of treaties.
Boxer Rebellion an uprising in china, in 1900, spurred by angry Chinese militants, or boxers, over foreign control.
Mao Zedong the leader of the communists in china who defeated the nationalist in 1949.
Confucianism a movement based on the teachings of Confucius, a Chinese philosopher who lived about 500 B.C.
Taoism a philosophy based on the book Tao Te Chang and the teachings of Lao-tau who lived in china in the sixth century.
Buddhism a religion that originated in idea about 500 B.C and spread to china,where it grew into major religion by A.D. 400
economic tiger a country with rapid economic growth due to cheap labor,high technology,and aggressive exports.
Pacific rim an economic and social region including the countries surrounding the Pacific ocean,extending clockwise from New Zealand in the western Pacific to Chile in the eastern Pacific including the west coast, of United States.
three kingdoms the kingdoms formed in the peninsula of Korea by A.D 300-Koguryo in the northeast, Paekche in the southwest, and silla in the southeast.
seoul the largest city in south Korea, with a population of more than ten million people.
pyongyang the largest city in North Korea, with more than 2.5 million people
samurai a professional soldier in Japan who served the interests of landowners and clan chiefs.
shogun the general of emperor's army with the powers of a military dictator, a position created by the Japanese emperor in 1192.
ring of fire the chain of volcanoes that lines the pacific rim.
great Kanto earthqauke an earthquake in 1923 in japan that killed a estimated 140,000 people and left the city of Tokyo in ruins.
Tsunami a giant ocean wave ,caused by an underwater volcanic eruption,with great destructive power.
UNISEF a international watchdog and relief organization for children.
global economy the merging of regional economies in which nations become dependent on each other for goods and services.
Jakota triangle a zone of prosperity during the 1980s and early 1990s-japan,south Korea and Taiwan.
resession an extended period of decline in general business activity.
sweatshop a workplace where people work long hours for low pay under poor conditions to enrich manufacturers.
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