Presentation on theme: "Physical Geography (section 1). Introduction East Asia is the most populous region in the world China is the most populous country, and the oldest continuous."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction East Asia is the most populous region in the world China is the most populous country, and the oldest continuous national culture Eastern China is undergoing rapid economic development China and Japan have been rivals from time to time East Asia has experienced colonization, and has seen both internal and international conflict Japan is extremely wealthy, but poverty may be found in parts of the region East Asia is one of the core areas of the world economy and an emerging center of political power 3
E. ASIA GEOGRAPHY TEST ITEMS: LOCATE THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES: China Japan (also label each island) South Korea North Korea Taiwan LOCATE THE FOLLOWING CITIES: Hong Kong Beijing Chongquing Pyongyang Seoul Tokyo LOCATE THE FOLLOWING PHYSICAL FEATURES: Pacific Ocean East China Sea South China Sea Yellow Sea Sea of Japan Huang He River Yangtze River Taklamakan Desert Gobi Desert Plateau of Tibet North China Plain Manchurian Lowland Mt. Fuji Kanto Basin
Chapter 11: East Asia (Fig. 11.1) Globalization & Diversity: Rowntree, Lewis, Price, Wyckoff5 JAKOTA TRIANGLE – JA pan south KO rea & TA iwan Growing competition
Physical Geography of East Asia (Fig. 11.6) Globalization & Diversity: Rowntree, Lewis, Price, Wyckoff6
Hong Kong as we know it today was born when China’s Qing dynasty government was defeated in the First Opium War in 1842, when it ceded Hong Kong Island to Britain. Within 60 years, Kowloon, the New Territories and 235 Outlying Islands were also leased to Britain. However, the history of the more than 1100 square kilometers that Hong Kong now occupies predates the events of the Qing dynasty by more than a thousand years. From its earliest days as a British colony, Hong Kong served as a center of international trade. Under the principle of 'One Country, Two Systems', Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997. This arrangement allows the city to enjoy a high degree of autonomy, including retaining its capitalist system, independent judiciary and rule of law, free trade and freedom of speech.
THE JAKOTA TRIANGLE CHARACTERISTICS Great cities Enormous consumption of raw materials State-of-the-art industries Voluminous exports Global links Trades surpluses Rapid development CHALLENGES Social problems Political uncertainties Vulnerabilities Globalization & Diversity: Rowntree, Lewis, Price, Wyckoff11
Economic Development: The Golden Coastline From the east to the west, it’s less developed Globalization & Diversity: Rowntree, Lewis, Price, Wyckoff12
For tomorrow… HW: Begin reading section 1 (455-460) and answer the guided reading questions distributed in class; We will be taking a closer look at one of China’s most controversial projects…the Three Gorges Dam. So pay close attention to HW questions 2, 3, and 4 so you will be well prepared for tomorrow’s in class activity.