2012 China Geography

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2012 China Geography

  1. 1. TheGeography of China
  2. 2. Satellite View of China
  3. 3. China’s Provinces
  4. 4. China’s Background (People’s Republic of China)End of WWII (1945)• Start of Cold War Period and the ….• Civil War between. . . . > Chinese Communists & Nationalist Chinese >U.S. supports Nationalists, Nationalists Lose • Nationalist Chinese go to Taiwan • China on Taiwan known as “The Republic of China”• Chinese Communists takeover Mainland China 1949 • China’s Official Name = People’s Republic of China Mao Zedong 1949 - 1976
  5. 5. China’s Background (People’s Republic of China)• Language Reform Main Dialect = Mandarin • “Spell” and write the language the way it “Sounds” in Mandarin “X” = Sh • Spell Sound = “PINYIN” “Q” = Ch Mao Tse-Tung Mao Zedong
  6. 6. China TODAY 1970 – 1980 until the present (2012), some changes occur in China.• Politically – Still a one party, authoritarian government. “NO Bill of Rights” for freedom of speech, assembly, religion etc.• Socially – “Normal”• Economically – Driven by Capitalism
  7. 7. China—Asia’s Superpower (Maps)
  8. 8. China compared with the U. S. in Size China United States Size 3.7 million 3.6 million C h in a square miles square miles Main Himalayas Rockies physical barrier Main Yangtze or Mississippi / River Chang (East – North – West) SouthU n it e d S t a t e s Population East Coast East Coast Connectivity North - East - West problems South SOURCE: Topic 5: “The Awakening Giant” by Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Dept. of Economics & Geography, Hofstra University.
  9. 9. Countries & Regions Russia Mongolia N. Korea S> Korea Tibet Indian TaiwanSubcontinent Southeast Philippines Asia
  10. 10. Topography
  11. 11. China’s Topography
  12. 12. Percentages of Different Landforms
  13. 13. Pacific “Rim of Fire”
  14. 14. The Polluted Yellow River!
  15. 15. The Great Wall of China plus. . .Mountains, Deserts, Plateaus & the Ocean Contribute to concept of Z HONG GUO ( C h in e s e e t h n o c e n t r is m )
  16. 16. Plains Manchurian Plain North China Plain
  17. 17. Agricultural Regions in China Great Wall Gr a nd G ON ZH O Ca na l GU
  18. 18. North China Plain
  19. 19. Main Chinese Nationalities 17 th -20 t h Manchus13 -14 th th 90 – 95%
  20. 20. Ethno-Linguistic Groups in China

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