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Unit 9 Vocab

Kunlan Mountains mountains located in the west of China that are the source of two of China's great rivers, the Huang He (Yellow) and the Chiang Jiang.
Qinling Shandi Mountains mountains in southeastern and east-central China; they divide the northern part of China from the Southern part.
Huang He a river in northern China, also called the Yellow river, that starts in the Kunlan Mountains and Winds east for about 3,000 miles, emptying into the Yellow Sea.
Chiang Jiang the longest in Asia, flowing about 3,900 miles from Xizang to the East China Sea.
Xi Jiang also called the West River; the river that flows eastward through China.
Typhoon a tropical storm, like a hurricane, that forms in the western Pacific.
Taklimaken Desert a desert located in western China between the Tian Shan and Kunlan Mountains.
Gobi Desert a desert located in Northern China and southeast Mongolia, a prime area to find dinosaur fossils.
Three Gorges Dam a dam begun in the late 20th century on the Chiang Jiang in China.
PCBs an industrial compound that accumulates in animal tissue and can cause harmful effects.
Landfill a method of solid wwaste disposil in an area.
Dynasty a series of rulers from the same familly.
Spheres of Influence a method of dividing foreign control in China.
Boxer Rebellion an uprosing in 1900, spurred by angry China militiants.
Mao Zedong the leader of the communists in China who defeated the Nationalists in 1949; he died in 1976.
Confucianism a movement in China based on teachings of Confucis.
Taoism a philosophy based on the book Tao Te Ching.
Buddhism a religion that originated in India in 500 B.C and spread to China.
Economic Tiger a country with large amounts of economic growth.
Pacific Run an economic and social region with countries around the Pacific countries.
Three Kingdoms the kingdoms formed in 200 A.D on the Korean peninsula.
Seoul the capital and largest city in south Korea.
Pyonmgyang the capital and largest city in North Korea.
Samurai a profesional soilder in the Japenese who served for landowners and chiefs.
Shogun the general of the Emperor's army.
Ring of Fire the chain of volcanoes that lines the pacific ocean.
Great Kanto Earthquake an earthequake in 1923 in Japan that killed an estimated 140,000 people.
Tsunami a giant ocean wave, caused by an earthquake or a volcanic eruption.
UNICEF an international watchdog and relief orginization for children.
Global Economy the merging of regional economies which nations become dependent on each other.
Jakota Triangle a zone of prosperity in the 1980s - Japan, Souuth Korea, and Taiwan.
Recession an extended period of time of decline of general business activity.
Sweatshop a workplace where people work for low pay and poor working conditions.
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