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CHAPTER 27. China, Mongolia, and Taiwan. Section 1: Natural Environments Section 2: History and Culture Section 3: The Region Today. SECTION 1. Natural Environments. Question: What types of climate are found in the various regions of China, Mongolia, and Taiwan?. SECTION 1.

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CHAPTER 27

China, Mongolia, and Taiwan

Section 1:Natural Environments

Section 2:History and Culture

Section 3:The Region Today

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SECTION 1

Natural Environments

Question:

What types of climate are found in the various regions of China, Mongolia, and Taiwan?

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SECTION 1

Natural Environments

Climate Types in China, Mongolia, and Taiwan

Region

Climate Type

Southeastern China and Taiwan

humid subtropical

Northeastern China

humid continental

Western China

highland

North-central China and Mongolia

semiarid and arid

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SECTION 2

History and Culture

Question:

What are some of the key elements of Chinese culture?

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SECTION 2

Elements of Chinese Culture

Language

Mandarin is the official language, but many dialects are spoken. The written language uses some characters derived from pictograms.

Major religions and belief systems

Buddhism

Taoism emphasizes living a simple life in harmony with nature.

Confucianism centers on family loyalty, duty, and education.

Artistic traditions

Poetry; calligraphy; landscape painting; pottery, especially porcelain; wooden houses built on stone foundations, tiled roofs that curve upward

History and Culture

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SECTION 3

The Region Today

Question:

What are some important geographic facts about Mongolia?

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SECTION 3

The Region Today

Mongolia: Geographic Facts

Area

more than twice as big as Texas

Population

2.6 million

Capital

Ulaanbaatar

Main religion

Tibetan Buddhism

Major resources

coal, copper, oil

herding livestock–people outnumbered by livestock

Major economic activity

Industries

processed foods, clothing, footwear, paper

Major challenges

Mongolia faces food shortages and a shortage of water resources. Its isolated and landlocked location make it difficult to attract investment and economic aid.

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CHAPTER 27

Chapter Wrap-Up

1. How diverse are China’s natural environments? Explain your answer.

2. Why is there a growing concern in China over a lack of water resources?

3. During which dynasty did distinctive Chinese culture traits such as the use of chopsticks and the early use of money develop?

4. How did Mao’s Great Leap Forward cause an environmental disaster?

5. Which region of China is known as China’s rice bowl?