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Kunlun Mountains mountains located west of China , sources of two major rivers , Huang He and Chang Jiang
Qinling Shandi Mountains mountains in southeastern and east central China, divide northern part from southern
Huang He a river in northen China called the yellow , starts in the Kunlun mts. and winds east for about 3,000 miles
Chang Jiang longest river in Asia flowing about 3,000 miles Xizang to east Chia Sea
Xi Jiang river that flows eastward throughtout southwest Asia and joins the Peral River to flow out into the sea
Typhoon a tropical storm ,like a hurricane but in western Pacific
Taklimakan Desert desert located in western China between Tian Shan and Kunlun mts.
Gobi Desert desert located in northern China and southeast Mongolia , prime area for findinf fossils
Three Gorges Dam a dam begun in the late 20th century on the Chang Jiang in China, help control flooding ,generate power, allow ships to sail father into China
PCB's an industrial compound that accumaltes in animal tissue and can cause harmful effects and birth defects, banned in US in 1977
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 Influence a method of dividing foregin control in China
Boxer Rebellion an uprising in China in the 1900, spurred by angery Chinese miliants, or boxers, over foregin control, a lot of people died
Mao Zedong the leader of the Communists in China who defeated the Nationalists in 1949; he died in 1976
Confucianism a movement based on the teachings of Confucius Chinese philosopher who lived about 500 B.C., it stressed the importance of edcuation in an order socity in which one respects ones elders
Taoism a philosphy based on Tao Ta Ching and teachings of Lao-Tzu
Buddhism a religion that originated in India about 500B.C. and spread to China , where it grew into a major religion
Three Kingdoms the kingdoms formed in the peninsula of Korea by A.D. 300-Koguryo in the northern Paekche in the southwest and Silla in the southeast
Seoul the largest city in South Korea with population more3 than 10 million
Pyongyang the largest city in North Korea with more than 2.5 million people
Economic Tiger a country with rapid economic growth due to cheap labor, high technology, and aggresive exporters
Pacific Rim an economic and social region including the countries surrounding the Pacifice Ocean extendign clockwise from New Zealand to Chile and to the US
Samurai a profissional solider in Japan who served the interests of landowners and clan chiefs
Shogun the general of the emperors army with the powers of a military director
Ring of Fire a chain of volcanoes that line the Pacific rim
Great Kanto Earthquake an earthquake in the 1923 in Japan that killed an estimated 140,000 people in left the city Tokyo in ruins
Tsunami a giant ocean wave, casued by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption with great power
UNICEF an 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
Recession an extended period of decline in general business activity
Sweatshop a work place where people work long hours for low pay under poor conditions to enrich manfuctures
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