Unit 9 Vocabulary
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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
River in northern China, also called the Yellow River, empties into the Yellow Sea.
Longest river in Asia, flowing about 3,900 miles.
also called the west river; the river that flows through southeast China.
Tropical storm like a hurricane, that occurs in the western Pacific.
Desert located in western China between the Tian Shan and Kunlun mountains.
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.
Industrial compound that accumulates in animal tissue and can cause harmful effects and birth defects.
Method of solid waste disposal in which refuse is buried between layers of dirt in order to fill or recliam low-lying ground.
Series of rulers from the same family.
Spheres of Influence
Method of dividing foreign control in China.
Uprising in China in 1900, spurred by angry Chinese militiants, or Boxers, over foreign control.
Leader of the communists in China who defeated the Nationalists in 1949.
Movement based on the teachings of Confucius, a Chinese philosopher who lived about 500 B.C.
Philosophy based on the teachings of Lao-Tzu, who lived in China in the sixth century B.C.
Religion that originated in India in about 500 B.C. and spread to China.
Country with rapid economic growth due to cheap labor, high technology, and aggressive exports.
Economic and social region including the countries surrounding the Pacific Ocean.
Kingdoms formed in the peninsula of Korea by A.D. 300.
Largest city in South Korea, more than 10,000,000 people.
Largest city in North Korea, more than 2.5 million people.
Professional soldier in Japan who served the interests of landowners adn clan chiefs.
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.
Giant ocean wave, caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption.
International watchdog adn relief organization for children.
Merging of regional economies in which natoins become dependent upon eachother.
Zone of prosperity during the 1980's and early 1990's- Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Extended period of decline in general business activity.
Workplace where people work long hours for low pay under poor conditions to enrich manufacturers.