262S11+PP_11+East+Asia

262S11+PP_11+East+Asia - Japan
 North
Korea
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Unformatted text preview: Japan
 North
Korea
 South
Korea
 Mongolia
 China

 Taiwan

 Home
to
c.
23%
global
population
 Contains
2
of
5
largest
economies
 The
21st
(East
Asian?)
century



 Yellow
River
 The
world’s
muddiest
river
 Loess
Plateau
 Wei
River
Valley
 Irrigated
cropland
 HIGH
WATER
MARK
 Winter
maximum
precipitation
 Summer
maximum
 precipitation
 Summer
monsoon
rains
combine
with
high
temperatures
to
encourage
rapid
plant

 growth
(sometimes
2‐3
crop
cycles
per
year).
In
the
fertile
river
valleys
of
East
China
 and
the
coastal
plains
of
Japan
rice
yields
are
higher
per
acre
than
wheat
and
large
 agricultural
populations
have
been
supported
for
several
millennia.
(Yellow
line
 marks
Northern
limit
of
2
harvests
per
year)
 Note:
Similar
spatial

 distributions
of

 population)
 COUNTRY
 POPULATION
(millions)
(2010)
 China
 1,341
(20%
of
global
population)
 Japan
 


127
 South
Korea
(ROK)
 




49
 North
Korea
(PRK)
 




24
 Taiwan
 




23
 Mongolia
 






3
 TOTAL
(EAST
ASIA)
 1,567

(23%
of
global
population)
 Global
Population
 6,910
 What
can
you
tell
about
changes
in
fertility
rates,
family
size,
gender
preferences,
survival?
 East
Asia
at
night)
 Kansai:
“west
 of
the
barrier”
 Kanto
(“east
of
 the
barrier”)
 Inland
Sea
 For
contrasts
between
Kanto
and
Kansai
see:

 http://www.jay‐han.com/files/hitokuchi_3new.pdf
 Relentless
population
growth
of
 
Japan’s
capital
during
the
past
 
century
has
intruded
upon
Tokyo

 Bay.
The
blue
area
was
reclaimed

 before
1900,
purple
in
1900‐1955,

 orange
in
1956‐1975,
yellow
after

 1976.

 2,500
years
old;
1100
 miles
long,
24
locks
and
 60
bridges
 Rice
terraces,
Niigata,
Japan
 Note:
range
of
sources
 (left);
range
of
uses
(right);
 intermediate
role
of
 electricity;
 proportion
of
energy
lost
 Mix
and
proportions
of
 sources
and
uses
vary
 among
countries

 China
is
heavily
dependent
on
coal
for
 energy
supplies
 As
China’s
standard
of
living
increases

 more
energy
will
be
required
by
the

 residential
and
transportation
sectors
 X’ian
 MAP
OF
THE
KNOWN
WORLD

 PRODUCED
IN
KOREA
1402
 A
SINOCENTRIC
VIEWPOINT
 Terra
Cotta
Army,
Xi'an
 1206‐1368
 LANGUAGE AND ETHNICITY AMONG THE HAN CHINESE Nagasaki,
Japan
before
(left)
and
after
(right)
the
atomic
bomb
attack
of
August
12,
1945
 Reconstructed
Osaka
castle
 Roofs of a hutong, Beijing Shanghai
Urban
Planning
Model
 270
mph!
‐
Maglev
train
 Globalization
&
Diversity:
Rowntree,
Lewis,
 Price,
Wyckoff
 77
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