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Unformatted text preview: s. I. Geography
I. The Impact of Geographical Environment on Chinese Civilization Traditionally a landoriented nation.
Geographical isolation made development of Chinese civilization independent of other civilizations.
Vastness of land and complex geology/climate contributed to pluralism and differences. II. Chinese People
II. Relatively homogeneous Han Chinese (93%) + 55 ethnic minorities (7%). III. Chinese Language
III. Chinese (Mandarin) belongs to the Sinitic family of languages.
Chinese written language started expanding into the rest of East Asia with the Qi...
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This document was uploaded on 03/17/2014 for the course EASIA 201R at University of Waterloo, Waterloo.
- Fall '14