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Geo. Ch.9 Vocab

Tsunami A. Seismic sea wave that attain gigantic proportions and cause coastal devastation
South to North Water Diversion Project The PRC’s inter-basin water transfer scheme to deliver massive quantities of fresh water from the Huang He and Chang Jiang river systems to the burgeoning urban areas of northern China that face severe water shortages
Dynasty A succession of Chinese rulers that came from the same line of male descentv
Sinicization Giving a Chinese cultural imprint; Chinese acculturation
Hanification Imparting a cultural imprint by the ethnic Chinese “the people of Han”
Asian Tiger Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan (economic giants)
High valued added goods Products of improved net worth
One-Child policy Chinese population control policy initiated in the late 1960s that proscribed a limit of one child per family
Gender imbalance The demographic imbalance of males outnumbering females resulting from selective birth control
Dependency ratio an indicator of the pressure on a country’s workers, the age-population ratio of people who are not in the labor force to those people who are in the labor force
Floating population China’s huge mass of mobile workers who respond to shifting employment needs within the country
Hykou system A longstanding Chinese system whereby all inhabitants must obtain and carry with them residency permits that indicate where an individual is from and where they may exercise particular rights such as education, health care, housing, and the like
Special Economic Zones Manufacturing and export center in China, created since 1980 to attract foreign investment and technology transfers
Overseas Chinese The more than 50 million ethnic Chinese who live outside China
Economic geography The field of geography that focuses on the diverse ways in which people earn a living and on how the goods and services they produce are expressed and organized spatially
Foreign direct investment A key indicator of the success of an emerging market economy
Urban systems A hierarchal network or grouping of urban areas within a finite geographic area, such as a country
New Silk Road China’s ongoing ambitious project to forge an overload route way of high speed rail roads to link east Asia to Europe via Central Asia
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor The 2000 km, northeast-southwest development access stretching between the western most Chinese city of Kashgar and Pakistan‘s new Indian ocean port of Gwadar
Buffer state A country or set of countries separating ideological or political adversaries
Nightlight map Map that displays the nighttime distribution of artificial lighting in a given area
Regional complementarity Exists when a pair of regions, through an exchange of raw materials and or finished products, can specifically satisfy each other’s demands
State capitalism Government – controlled corporations competing under free market conditions, usually in a tightly regimented society
Conurbation General term used to identify a large multimetropolitan complex formed by the coalescence of two or more major urban areas
Demographic burden The proportion of a national population that is either too old or too young to be productive and that must be cared for by the productive population
Technopole A planned techno industrial complex that innervates, promotes, and manufactures the products of the post industrial information economy
One Nation-Two systems The arrangement under which capitalist Hong Kong functions within the PRC‘s communist economic system widely seen as a model for the future reunification of Taiwan and mainland people
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