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  • Look at the areas with the lowest life expectancies. These are Outer China areas, esp. Tibet. Could one conclude that health care delivery might not be the same in this area as it is in, say, Shanghai? Does this speak to human rights?\n
  • What general trend is revealed by this map? What conclusions can be drawn from it?\n
  • 94% are Han Chinese.\n55 Legally recognized minorities. \nSome autonomy given, but this is largely allowing for culture (language and customs) and not much else.\nTwo areas of concern: Tibet and Xinjiang. \n
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  • Education: \n- Confucian culture - Tests to become a government official were very challenging, but were about reproducing answers given countless times and not about new or creative ways of solving problems.\n-Since 1949 literacy has increased.\n
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    • 1. TheGeography of China
    • 2. Satellite View of China
    • 3. China’s Provinces
    • 4. China—Asia’s Superpower
    • 5. China vs. the U. S. in Size China United StatesSOURCE: Topic 5: “The Awakening Giant” by Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Dept. ofEconomics & Geography, Hofstra University.
    • 6. Comparing China & the U. S. China United StatesSize 3.7 million square 3.6 million square miles milesMain physical Himalayas RockiesbarrierMain River Yangtze / East - Mississippi / North – West SouthPopulation East Coast East CoastConnectivity North - South East - Westproblems
    • 7. Countries & Regions
    • 8. Countries & RegionsTibet
    • 9. Countries & Regions MongoliaTibet
    • 10. Countries & Regions MongoliaTibet Southeast Asia
    • 11. Countries & Regions Mongolia Tibet IndianSubcontinent Southeast Asia
    • 12. Countries & Regions Russia Mongolia Tibet IndianSubcontinent Southeast Asia
    • 13. Countries & Regions Russia Mongolia N. Korea Tibet IndianSubcontinent Southeast Asia
    • 14. Countries & Regions Russia Mongolia N. Korea S> Korea Tibet IndianSubcontinent Southeast Asia
    • 15. Countries & Regions Russia Mongolia N. Korea S> Korea Tibet Indian TaiwanSubcontinent Southeast Asia
    • 16. Countries & Regions Russia Mongolia N. Korea S> Korea Tibet Indian TaiwanSubcontinent Southeast Philippines Asia
    • 17. Cities
    • 18. Cities BEIJING
    • 19. Cities Harbin BEIJING
    • 20. Cities Harbin BEIJING Nanjing
    • 21. Cities Harbin BEIJING Nanjing Guangzhou
    • 22. Cities Harbin BEIJING Nanjing Xi’an Guangzhou
    • 23. Cities Harbin BEIJING Nanjing Shanghai Xi’an Guangzhou
    • 24. Cities Harbin BEIJING Nanjing Shanghai Xi’an Taipei Guangzhou
    • 25. Cities Harbin BEIJING Nanjing ShanghaiLhasa Xi’an Taipei Guangzhou
    • 26. Cities Harbin BEIJING Nanjing ShanghaiLhasa Xi’an Taipei Guangzhou Hong Kong
    • 27. Cities Harbin BEIJING Nanjing ShanghaiLhasa Xi’an Taipei Guangzhou Hong Macao Kong
    • 28. Completed Political Map Harbin Mongolia BEIJING N. Korea S> Korea Tibet Nanjing Shanghai Lhasa Xi’an Indian Taipei Taiwan GuangzhouSubcontinent Hong Macao Kong Southeast Philippines Asia
    • 29. Topography
    • 30. China’s Topography
    • 31. Percentages of Different Landforms
    • 32. Pacific “Rim of Fire”
    • 33. Bodies of Water
    • 34. Bodies of Water Sea of Japan
    • 35. Bodies of Water Sea of Japan Yellow Sea
    • 36. Bodies of Water Sea of Japan Yellow Sea South China Sea
    • 37. Bodies of Water Sea of Japan Yellow Sea River Yangtze South China Sea
    • 38. Bodies of Water Sea of Japan Yellow Sea River Yangtze Pacific Ocean South China Sea
    • 39. Bodies of Water Am ur Riv er Sea of Japan Yellow Sea River Yangtze Pacific Ocean South China Sea
    • 40. Bodies of Water Am ur Riv er Sea of Japan Yellow e River Huang-H Sea River Yangtze Pacific Ocean South China Sea
    • 41. Bodies of Water Am ur Riv er Sea of Japan Yellow e River Huang-H Sea River Yangtze Xi Ri Pacific ver Ocean South China Sea
    • 42. The Polluted Yellow River!
    • 43. The Yangtze River
    • 44. Mountains & Peaks
    • 45. Mountains & PeaksTian Shan
    • 46. Mountains & Peaks Altai Mts.Tian Shan
    • 47. Mountains & Peaks Altai Mts. Greater KhinganTian Shan
    • 48. Mountains & Peaks Altai Mts. Greater KhinganTian Shan Kunlun Shan
    • 49. Mountains & Peaks Altai Mts. Greater KhinganTian Shan Kunlun Shan Himalayan Mts.
    • 50. The Great Wall of China
    • 51. Deserts & Plateaus
    • 52. Deserts & PlateausTibetanPlateau
    • 53. Deserts & PlateausTaklamakan Desert Tibetan Plateau
    • 54. Deserts & Plateaus Gobi DesertTaklamakan Desert Tibetan Plateau
    • 55. Valleys / Plains / Basins
    • 56. Valleys / Plains / Basins Manchurian Plain
    • 57. Valleys / Plains / Basins Manchurian Plain North China Plain
    • 58. Valleys / Plains / Basins Manchurian Plain North China PlainTarim Basin
    • 59. Valleys / Plains / Basins Manchurian Plain North China PlainTarim Basin Sichuan Basin
    • 60. North China Plain
    • 61. Agricultural Regions in China
    • 62. Agricultural Regions in China Shabdong Peninsula
    • 63. Agricultural Regions in China Shabdong Gr anPeninsula d Ca na l
    • 64. Agricultural Regions in China Great Wall Shabdong Gr anPeninsula d Ca na l
    • 65. Agricultural Regions in China Great Wall Shabdong Gr anPeninsula d C CHUNG ana l KUO
    • 66. Completed Topographic Map Am ur Altai Mts. Greater Rive r Khingan Manchurian PlainTian Shan North China Gobi Desert Sea of Plain Tarim Basin reat Wall Japan G Taklamakan Desert Kunlun Shan Shabdong Gr iver anPeninsula llow Tibetan Hua ng-He R d Ye CHUNG Ca Sea Plateau Himalayan na Sichuan KUO l ze River Mts. Basin ngt Ya Xi Ri Pacific ver Ocean South China Sea
    • 67. Climate
    • 68. China’s Climate Zones
    • 69. Monsoon Precipitation Patterns
    • 70. Winter Monsoons
    • 71. Summer Monsoons
    • 72. Precipitation in China
    • 73. Summer Rainfall
    • 74. Vegetation
    • 75. Agricultural Regions in China
    • 76. Arable Land
    • 77. “Brown” China vs. “Green” China nt ina om D Pasture and Oasis t h ea W an t D omin Rice Double-crop riceSOURCE: Topic 5: “The Awakening Giant” by Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Dept. ofEconomics & Geography, Hofstra University.
    • 78. South China
    • 79. NaturalResources
    • 80. Major Chinese Industries
    • 81. Fuels, Power, Minerals, & Metals in China
    • 82. Demographics
    • 83. China as % of World Population
    • 84. Top 10 Populated Nations 2001 2050
    • 85. The Population ofthousands China
    • 86. Population Projectionsthousands
    • 87. Population Density
    • 88. Why is the population so dense in these areas?See slides 37 & 38
    • 89. Male/Female Birth Population
    • 90. Life Expectancy at Birth by Sex
    • 91. Infant Mortality Rate
    • 92. Main Chinese Nationalities
    • 93. Dalai LamaGovernment inExile.
    • 94. Uighurs in Xinjiang
    • 95. Ethno-Linguistic Groups in China
    • 96. Total Population with No Education
    • 97. Classical versus Simplified Chinese Ideographs
    • 98. A Word on Chinese phonetictranscriptionsn Two systems (one language): – Zhuyin or Bopomofo • Typically used in Taiwan (ROC) by Nationalists • Teaches children and illiterate adults how to read the idiographs • i.e. Mao Tse-tong – Pinyin • Typically used in PRC • i.e. Mao Zedong
    • 99. "EconomicJuggernaut"
    • 100. Monthly Value ofImports & Exports 2004
    • 101. Total Carbon Emissions [in millions of tons]