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Unformatted text preview: East Asia: An Overview 6 Political Entities Political Entities in E. Asia 1,800 2.6 Mongolia 22.8 Taiwan 17,930 48.7 S. Korea 1,000 23.1 N. Korea 34,510 127.9 Japan 4,990 1,323.0 China Per capita GNI ($US) (purchasing pwr parity) Population (million) Political Entity East Asia has 8.8% of the world’s land area 24% of the population China An Emerging Giant China and Us “A year without ‘Made in China’” Is China the factory of the world? Is China driving up prices for things? Huge Market Chinese tourists: China: An Overview Third Largest Country in the World Population: 1.32 Billion (4 time US pop) 41% Urban (US: 75%) Per Capita GNP $4,900 (1/7 US’s) Oldest Continuous National Culture China is slightly larger than the US Long History Many Dynasties Stemming from- Peasant rebellions- Invasion by foreigners e.g., Mongols, Manchu Major Dynasties • Xia ca. 1994-1776 BCE. • Shang 1766-1122 BCE. • Qin (Ch’in) 221-207 BCE. • Han 207 BCE. – A.D. 220 • Tang A.D. 618-907 • Yuan (Mongols) 1279-1368 • Ming 1368-1644 • Qing (Manchus) 1644-1911 • Republic (Taiwan) 1912 - present • People’s Republic 1949-present Traits of Chinese Culture...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course GEOG 100 taught by Professor Deaner during the Spring '08 term at Kansas State University.

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