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  1. East Asia

  2. Where is East ASIA?? http://www.askasia.org/image/maps/asias1.htm

  3. Check your map of East Asia

  4. Countries of East Asia: China North Korea Japan Mongolia South Korea Taiwan

  5. Major Physical Features: • Kunlun Mountains • Gobi Desert • Tibetan Plateau • “Ring of Fire”

  6. KUNLUN MOUNTAINS

  7. GOBI DESERT

  8. Average Elevation - 16,400 ft World’s highest and biggest plateau TIBETAN PLATEAU “Roof of the World” Chapter 25 HW - #1

  9. RING OF FIRE

  10. RIVERS YANGTZE RIVER(CHANG JIANG) • ASIA’S LONGEST RIVER • CHANG JIANG MEANS “LONG RIVER” • MAJOR TRADE ROUTE Chapter 25 HW - #6

  11. Three Gorges Dam

  12. world’s largest hydro-electric power station • completed October 2008 • construction cost – 39 billion dollars

  13. YELLOW RIVER(HUANG HE) • KNOWN AS “CHINA’S SORROW” • FLOODS FREQUENTLY Chapter 25 HW - #3 Chapter 25 HW - #5

  14. Huang He “Yellow River” Where does the Yellow River get its name? Named for the silt carried downstream in its flow. This silt is known as … Loess

  15. ISLAND COUNTRIES JAPAN TAIWAN

  16. CLIMATE REGIONS • SUBARCTIC • HIGHLAND • HUMID CONTINENTAL • HUMID SUBTROPICAL • SEMIARID • DESERT • TROPICAL WET

  17. NATURAL HAZARDS TYPHOONS – A TROPICAL STORM LIKE A HURRICANE THAT OCCURS IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC

  18. VOLCANOES MOUNT FUJI – JAPAN

  19. EARTHQUAKES DUE TO BEING PART OF THE RING OF FIRE

  20. IMAGES OF KOBE EARTHQUAKE, JANUARY 1995

  21. Tsunami – a huge wave of great destructive power

  22. History: • Dynasties in China and Japan • Communism in China – Mao Zedong Dynasty – series of rulers from the same family

  23. CULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS Religious Diversity: Hinduism Islam Buddhism Christianity Taoism Shinto Confucianism

  24. Cultural Landscape Great Wall of China

  25. Pagodas

  26. Temples

  27. Next is South East Asia!