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kunlun mountains mountains located in west china that are the source of two of chinas great rivers
Qiniling Shandi Mountains moutains in southeastern and eastceatral China; they devide the northern part of China from the southern part
Huang He a river in notrh China, also called yello river, that starts in the Kunlun mountains and wind east for about 3,000 miles, emotying into the Yello Sea
Chang Jiang the longest river in Asia flowing for about 3900 miles
Xi Jiang aslo caled the west river; the river the flows eastward through southeast China and joins the Pearl River th flow into the South China Sea
typhoon a tropical storem like a hurricane, that occurs un the weastern Pacific
taklimakan desert desert located in western china between the Tian Shan and Kunkun mountains
Gobi desert a desert located in northan china and southeast mongolia and a prime area for finding dinosaur fossils
dynasty a series of rules from the same family
spheres of influence a method of dividing foreign controul in China
Boxer Rebellion an uprising in China in 1900, spurred by angry Chinese militants, or boxers, over foreign control; sevral hinderd Europeans,christains, and Chienese died
Mao Zedong the leader of the Communist in China who defeated the Nationalists in 1949; he died in 1976
Confucianism a movement based on the teaching of Confucius, a chinese philosopher
Taoism a philosophy based on the book Tao Te Ching and the teachings of Lao-tzu who liced in china in the sixth century BC and belived in preserving and testoring harmont inthe individual, with nature and the unicerse wiith little intergerence from the goverment
Buddhism a rekigion that originated in India about 500 BC and spread to china, where it grew in to a major religion by 400 AD
economic tiger a conutry with a rapid economic growth due to cheap labor, high technology, and ehhressive exports
Pacific Rim an economic and social region including the contries suttounding the pacific ocean
Three kingdoms the kingdoms foemed in the peninsula of Korea by 300AD a professional solduer in Gaoan who
Seoul the largest city in South Korea
Pyongyang the largest city in North Korea
samurai a peofessional soldier in Japan who served the interest of ladowners and clan chiefs
shogun the feneral od the empeors army with the power of a military dictator
Ring of Fire a chian of valcaons thatlines the Pacific Rim
Great Kanto earthquake an earthquake in 1923 in Japan that killed an estimated 140,000 people and left the city of tokyo in ruins
Tuunami a giant ocean wave, caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption
UNICEF an international watch dog and relief organization
glonal economy the merging of tegional economues in which nations become independt on each other for goods and services
Jakota Triangle a zone of prosperity during the 1980s and the early 1990s
recession a extened period of decline in general business activity
sweetshop a workplace where people work long hours for low pay under poor conditions to enrich manufactures
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