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East Asia China, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan
Developed or Developing Countries? <ul><li>Developed country  —one with many industries and a well-developed economy. </li...
What are the Main Physical Features of China? Land Forms: Himalayan Mountains Mt. Everest Gobi Desert Takla Makan Desert P...
Quick Facts: <ul><li>China is the  3 rd  largest country  in land area--after Russia (#1) and Canada (#2). </li></ul><ul><...
What are the Important Water Features? <ul><li>Water: </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow River </li></ul><ul><li>(Huang He) </li></u...
Where Do Most People Live? <ul><li>Most people live on the level, coastal plains in the East.  It is easy to farm and near...
Important Cities <ul><li>Beijing </li></ul><ul><li>(Capital City) </li></ul><ul><li>Shanghai </li></ul><ul><li>(Important ...
Climate <ul><li>Climate affects what people grow, how often they can plant, and how easily they can harvest their fields o...
Climate <ul><li>China is a lot like the United States.  It has a large variety of climates: </li></ul><ul><li>snow-covered...
Natural Resources <ul><li>Agriculture— </li></ul><ul><li>They cut  terraces  into the hills to make land farmable. </li></...
Natural Resources <ul><li>Water— </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Pacific Ocean is very important for food—FISH </li></ul></ul><u...
History
Government
Japan <ul><li>Japan is made up of 4 major islands: </li></ul><ul><li>Hokkaido </li></ul><ul><li>Honshu </li></ul><ul><li>S...
Japan Facts: Land Features <ul><li>Japan is an  archipelago . </li></ul><ul><li>archipelago —a group of islands </li></ul>...
Climate <ul><li>Japan and other parts of East Asia are affected by monsoons. </li></ul><ul><li>monsoons —seasonal winds </...
Japan Facts: <ul><li>All of its major cities are located on the coast. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tokyo  is the capital city, l...
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  1. 1. East Asia China, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan
  2. 2. Developed or Developing Countries? <ul><li>Developed country —one with many industries and a well-developed economy. </li></ul><ul><li>South Korea, Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Developing country –one that has low industrial production and little modern technology. </li></ul><ul><li>North Korea </li></ul>
  3. 3. What are the Main Physical Features of China? Land Forms: Himalayan Mountains Mt. Everest Gobi Desert Takla Makan Desert Plateau of Tibet North China Plain
  4. 4. Quick Facts: <ul><li>China is the 3 rd largest country in land area--after Russia (#1) and Canada (#2). </li></ul><ul><li>China is mostly mountains, highland, and plateaus . </li></ul><ul><li>Most people in China live on the lowland, coastal areas. These areas are very populated and crowded. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>plateau -a raised area of level land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>plain -a large area of mostly flat land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>loess -a brownish yellow fertile soil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>high population density -high number of people living in a square mile </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What are the Important Water Features? <ul><li>Water: </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow River </li></ul><ul><li>(Huang He) </li></ul><ul><li>Yangtze River </li></ul><ul><li>(Chang Jiang) </li></ul><ul><li>Sea of Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow Sea </li></ul><ul><li>East China Sea </li></ul><ul><li>South China Sea </li></ul><ul><li>Pacific Ocean </li></ul>
  6. 6. Where Do Most People Live? <ul><li>Most people live on the level, coastal plains in the East. It is easy to farm and near many waterways. </li></ul><ul><li>The coastal plain makes up only 3% of the total land of China. </li></ul><ul><li>This land is shared by cities, farms, and factories! </li></ul><ul><li>75% of the Chinese live in rural areas. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>rural —in the country </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>urban —in the city </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Important Cities <ul><li>Beijing </li></ul><ul><li>(Capital City) </li></ul><ul><li>Shanghai </li></ul><ul><li>(Important port) </li></ul><ul><li>Guangzhou </li></ul><ul><li>(Canton) </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong </li></ul><ul><li>(Former British colony) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Climate <ul><li>Climate affects what people grow, how often they can plant, and how easily they can harvest their fields of food. </li></ul><ul><li>deciduous tree —trees that shed their leaves in the winter. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Climate <ul><li>China is a lot like the United States. It has a large variety of climates: </li></ul><ul><li>snow-covered mountains, warm beaches, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Much of East China is humid subtropical . </li></ul><ul><li>Much of the interior of China is arid or semi-arid and either very cold or very hot. </li></ul><ul><li>The plateaus are a highland climate . </li></ul><ul><li>humid subtropical —hot summers, cool winters and plenty of rain </li></ul><ul><li>arid —dry </li></ul><ul><li>semi-arid —partly dry </li></ul><ul><li>highlands —cool and dry </li></ul>
  10. 10. Natural Resources <ul><li>Agriculture— </li></ul><ul><li>They cut terraces into the hills to make land farmable. </li></ul><ul><li>terrace --ledges </li></ul><ul><li>They practice double-cropping to produce more crops. </li></ul><ul><li>double-cropping —growing two crops on the same land in a single year. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wheat grows best in the North—cool climate. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rice grows best in the South—warm, wet climate. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Natural Resources <ul><li>Water— </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Pacific Ocean is very important for food—FISH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>aquaculture —sea farming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hydroelectric power —dams across fast rivers force water through turbines to produce electricity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Minerals— </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oil is drilled in the Takla Makan Desert . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>China has one of the world’s largest supply of coal . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They also mine iron ore, tin , and copper . </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. History
  13. 13. Government
  14. 14. Japan <ul><li>Japan is made up of 4 major islands: </li></ul><ul><li>Hokkaido </li></ul><ul><li>Honshu </li></ul><ul><li>Shikoku </li></ul><ul><li>Kyushu </li></ul><ul><li>It also has </li></ul><ul><li>3,000 small </li></ul><ul><li>ones! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Japan Facts: Land Features <ul><li>Japan is an archipelago . </li></ul><ul><li>archipelago —a group of islands </li></ul><ul><li>Mt. Fuji is a dormant volcano located on Honshu. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Climate <ul><li>Japan and other parts of East Asia are affected by monsoons. </li></ul><ul><li>monsoons —seasonal winds </li></ul><ul><li>typhoons —violent storms that develop in the Pacific Ocean </li></ul><ul><li>(like a hurricane in the Atlantic) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Japan Facts: <ul><li>All of its major cities are located on the coast. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tokyo is the capital city, located on the East coast of island of Honshu. </li></ul></ul>
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