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Unit 9 Vocabulary HS

Unit 9 Vocabulary

Kunlun Mountains Mountains located in the west of China that are a source of China's two great rivers,the Huang He, and the Chang Jiang.
Qinling Shandi Mountains Mountains in southeastern and eastern-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 Kunlun Mountains and winds east for 3000 miles, emptying into the Yellow Sea.
Chang Jiang The longest river in Asia, flowing about 3900 from Tibet to the East China Sea.
Xi Jiang Called the West River; the river flows eastward through southeast China, and joins the Pearl River to flow into the South China Sea, forming an estuary between Hing Kong and Macao.
Typhoon A 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, and a prime area for finding dinosaur fossil.
Three Gorges Dam A dam begun in the late 20th century on the the Chan Jiang in China, to help control flooding, generate power, and allow ships to sail farther into China.
PCBs Industrial compound that accumulates in animal tissue and can cause harmful effects and birth defects; were banned from the U.S. in 1977.
Landfill Method of solid waste disposal in which refuse is buried between layers of dirt in order to fill or reclaim low-lying ground.
Dynasty Series of rulers from the same family.
Spheres Of Influence Method of dividing foreign control in China, after the country was forced to sign a series of treaties granting special privileges to the Europeans.
Boxer Rebellion Uprising in China in 1900, spurred by angry Chinese Militants, or Boxers, over foreign control; several hundred Europeans, Christians, and Chinese died.
Mao Zedong The leader of the Communists in China who defeated the nationalists in 1949; he died in 1976.
Confucianism Movement based on the teachings of Confucius.
Taoism Philosophy based on the teachings of Lao Tzu.
Buddhism Religion originated in China.
Economic Tiger Country with rapid economic growth due to cheap labor, high technology, and aggressive exports.
Pacific Rim Economic and Social region surrounding the pacific ocean.
Three Kingdoms Kingdoms formed in the peninsula of Korea by A.D. 300- Koguryo in the northeast, Paekche in the southeast, and Silla in the west.
Seoul Largest city in South Korea.
Pyongyang Largest city in North Korea.
Samurai Professional soldier in Japan who served the landowners and clan chiefs.
Shogun General of the Emperor's with the powers of a military dictator.
Ring Of Fire Chain of volcanoes that line the Pacific Rim.
Great Kanto Earthquake An earthquake in 1923 in Japan that killed 140,000 people and left the city of Tokyo in ruins
Tsunami Giant ocean wave caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption, with great destructive power.
UNICEF An international relief organization for children.
Global Economy Merging of regional economies in which nations become dependent on each other for goods and services.
Jakota Triangle Zone of prosperity during the 1980s and early 1990s- Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Recession Extended period of decline in general business activity.
Sweatshop Workplace where people work long hours low pay under poor conditions to enrich manufacturers.
Created by: Hasina Shah



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