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EAST ASIA STUDY GUID

TermDefinition
aboriginal the original inhabitants of australia
communism government has complete control
deforestation cutting too many trees
dynasty generations of a family rule a nation (china)
economic (Asian) dragon lots of economic power in a small nation/city
feudalism more land = more power
homogeneity all same ethnic group
isolationism cut off nation from other nations
junta military leaders run government
khmer rouge people took over Cambodia
mandala (cambodia) rings of power in city (inner ring most power far ring least power)
monsoon rainy season
special economic zones (SEZ) area in which business and trade laws are different from rest of the country
sphere of influence a country or area in which another country has power to affect developments although it has no formal authority.
stolen generation aboriginal children stolen from families and given to white people
commonalities of Four Economic Dragons (S. Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan) cheap labor, aggressive exports, technology, access to water/ports, dense population; small area
diffusion of religions Buddhism & Hinduism spread from India to Asia Confucianism went from China to Japan Shintoism & Taoism
impact of religions all religion driven out with communism -sometimes religion influences government -confucianism = lower crime rates & better education & respect elders -Shintoism respect elders -taoism have balance in life
effects of isolationism in East Asia (korea, japan, china) homogenous culture/society; technologically behind; conflicts with other countries
how north korean economy/gov differ from the rest of asia North Korea: totalitarian command no freedoms Asia: more freedoms leaning away from communism
japans physical/culture and significance on people archipelago; mountainous; islands; access to water and trade large population density; high rise buildings; artifical land; ethnic homogenous
major economic activity of SE asia fishing and farming- primary; industrialized factories for goods- secondary -deforestation -ASEAN promotes economic growth and agreement
population patterns and effects in asia shrinking population; china one child policy; 1/2 of worlds population in asia; people live near water
significance of imperialism in oceania europe took over oceania; australia was a prison island for UK; stolen generation; religion spread through islands; language; economics; government; political instability
significance of Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia; took over government
significance of Meiji restoration in japan general matthew Perry; opened borders caused the restoration; japan modernized: open trade; more money;industrialized; better military capitalism; feudal system destroyed; parliamentary gov created
Created by: jubug2001
 

 



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