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Unit 9 Vocabulary

Kunlun Mountains Mountains located in the West of China that are the source of Chian's great rivers, the Huang He, and the Chang Jiang.
Qinling Shandi Mountains Mountains in the southeastern and east-central China; divide North China from South China
Huang He River in northern China, also called the Yellow River, empties into the Yellow Sea.
Chang Jiang Longest river in Asia, flowing about 3,900 miles.
Xi Jiang also called the west river; the river that flows through southeast China.
Typhoon Tropical storm like a hurricane, that occurs in the western Pacific.
Taklimakan Desert Desert located in western China between the Tian Shan and Kunlun mountains.
Gobi Desert Desert located in Northern China and southeast Mongolia, lots of dinosaur fossils.
Three Gorges Dam Dam begun in the late 20th century on the Chang Jiang in China, to help control flooding.
PCBs Industrial compound that accumulates in animal tissue and can cause harmful effects and birth defects.
Landfill Method of solid waste disposal in which refuse is buried between layers of dirt in order to fill or recliam low-lying ground.
Dynasty Series of rulers from the same family.
Spheres of Influence Method of dividing foreign control in China.
Boxer Rebellion Uprising in China in 1900, spurred by angry Chinese militiants, or Boxers, over foreign control.
Mao Zedong Leader of the communists in China who defeated the Nationalists in 1949.
Confucainism Movement based on the teachings of Confucius, a Chinese philosopher who lived about 500 B.C.
Taoism Philosophy based on the teachings of Lao-Tzu, who lived in China in the sixth century B.C.
Buddhism Religion that originated in India in about 500 B.C. and spread to China.
Economic Tiger Country with rapid economic growth due to cheap labor, high technology, and aggressive exports.
Pacific Rim Economic and social region including the countries surrounding the Pacific Ocean.
Three Kingdoms Kingdoms formed in the peninsula of Korea by A.D. 300.
Seoul Largest city in South Korea, more than 10,000,000 people.
Pyongyang Largest city in North Korea, more than 2.5 million people.
Samurai Professional soldier in Japan who served the interests of landowners adn clan chiefs.
Shogun General of the emperor's army with the powers of a military dictator.
Ring of Fire Chain of volcanoes that lines the Pacific Rim.
Great Kanto Earthquake Earthquake in Japan in 1923 that killed and estimated 140,000 people adn left Tokyo in ruins.
Tsunami Giant ocean wave, caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption.
UNICEF International watchdog adn relief organization for children.
Global Economy Merging of regional economies in which natoins become dependent upon eachother.
Jakota Triangle Zone of prosperity during the 1980's and early 1990's- Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Recession Extended period of decline in general business activity.
Sweatshop Workplace where people work long hours for low pay under poor conditions to enrich manufacturers.
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