East Asia & Southeast Asia, including Australia and New Zealand I. Physical geography . Be prepared to locate the following geographic features: Mekong River 1 Yangtze River Yellow River Kuril Islands Okinawa Sumatra Java Strait of Malacca II. Political geography . Be prepared to locate the international boundaries of these countries. Also, name and locate the capitals of the countries with an asterisk (*). Russia (Asian part) Mongolia China (PRC)* North Korea (DPR)* South Korea (ROK)* Japan* Taiwan* Philippines* Vietnam* Cambodia Laos Thailand* Burma (Myanmar)* 2 Malaysia* 3 Singapore Indonesia* 4 East Timor 5 Australia New Zealand III. Economic and cultural geography . Also be prepared to locate the following: Kyoto Hiroshima Vladivostok Shanghai Guangzhou (Canton) Hong Kong 6 Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Tibet NOTES: 1. The Mekong River starts in the Himalayas, near the headwaters of the Yangtze and the Yellow (!). The Mekong flows through China, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. 2. Rangoon is the traditional name of the capital of Burma. Burma has been renamed Myanmar by the military coup
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