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
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
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.
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Agricultural Regions in China Shabdong Peninsula
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Classical versus Simplified Chinese Ideographs
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