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East Asia Key terms

East Asia Key terms list

TermDefinition
Tsunami Seismic sea wave.
Dynasty A family or line of rulers.
Sinicization Bringing people who are not of Chinese descent under the influence of Chinese culture.
Asian Tigers The high-growth economies of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.
New Silk Road A global infrastructure development strategy adopted by the Chinese government in 2013 to invest in nearly 70 countries and international organizations.
Regional complementarity A condition where two adjacent regions complement each other in economic geographic terms.
One nation-two systems A constitutional principle of the People's Republic of China describing the governance of Hong Kong and Macau since they became Special Administrative Regions of China.
One-child policy Antinatalist policy instituted by China in 1979 to slow population growth.
High value-added goods A change in the physical state or form of a product.
Floating population A group of people who reside in a given population for a certain amount of time and for various reasons, but are not generally considered part of the official census count.
Hukou system A family registration program that serves as a domestic passport, regulating population distribution and rural-to-urban migration.
Gender imbalance The social process by which men and women are not treated as equals.
Dependency ratio Number of people not working age (0-14 and over 65) relative to number of people working age (15 to 64).
Special Economic Zone (SEZ) An area in a country that is subject to different economic regulations than other regions within the same country.
Economic geography Describing and explaining the varied places and spaces in which economic activities are carried out and circulate.
Overseas Chinese People of ethnic Chinese birth who reside outside the territories of the People's Republic of China.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) An investment in the form of a controlling ownership in a business in one country by an entity based in another country.
Buffer state A small neutral country situated between two larger hostile countries and serving to prevent the outbreak of regional conflict.
State capitalism A political system in which the state has control of production and the use of capital.
Conurbation An extended urban area, typically consisting of several towns merging with the suburbs of one or more cities.
Demographic burden Accelerated economic growth resulting from country's declining mortality and fertility rate and subsequent changes in the age structure of the population.
Urban systems The area around a city, in which daily commuting occurs.
Technopole A high-technology cluster.
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