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Unit 9 Vocabulary

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Kunlun Mountains   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  
Huang He   River in northern China, also called the Yellow River, empties into the Yellow Sea.  
Chang Jiang   Longest river in Asia, flowing about 3,900 miles.  
Xi Jiang   also called the west river; the river that flows through southeast China.  
Typhoon   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, lots of dinosaur fossils.  
Three Gorges Dam   Dam begun in the late 20th century on the Chang Jiang in China, to help control flooding.  
PCBs   Industrial compound that accumulates in animal tissue and can cause harmful effects and birth defects.  
Landfill   Method of solid waste disposal in which refuse is buried between layers of dirt in order to fill or recliam low-lying ground.  
Dynasty   Series of rulers from the same family.  
Spheres of Influence   Method of dividing foreign control in China.  
Boxer Rebellion   Uprising in China in 1900, spurred by angry Chinese militiants, or Boxers, over foreign control.  
Mao Zedong   Leader of the communists in China who defeated the Nationalists in 1949.  
Confucainism   Movement based on the teachings of Confucius, a Chinese philosopher who lived about 500 B.C.  
Taoism   Philosophy based on the teachings of Lao-Tzu, who lived in China in the sixth century B.C.  
Buddhism   Religion that originated in India in about 500 B.C. and spread to China.  
Economic Tiger   Country with rapid economic growth due to cheap labor, high technology, and aggressive exports.  
Pacific Rim   Economic and social region including the countries surrounding the Pacific Ocean.  
Three Kingdoms   Kingdoms formed in the peninsula of Korea by A.D. 300.  
Seoul   Largest city in South Korea, more than 10,000,000 people.  
Pyongyang   Largest city in North Korea, more than 2.5 million people.  
Samurai   Professional soldier in Japan who served the interests of landowners adn clan chiefs.  
Shogun   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.  
Tsunami   Giant ocean wave, caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption.  
UNICEF   International watchdog adn relief organization for children.  
Global Economy   Merging of regional economies in which natoins become dependent upon eachother.  
Jakota Triangle   Zone of prosperity during the 1980's and early 1990's- Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.  
Recession   Extended period of decline in general business activity.  
Sweatshop   Workplace where people work long hours for low pay under poor conditions to enrich manufacturers.  


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