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South, Southeast, and East Asia

South, Southeast, and East Asia

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South, Southeast, and East Asia

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  1. South, Southeast, and East Asia

  2. Physical Characteristics • Mountains influence the region • population settlement patterns • ability of people to move • climate

  3. Mountains • Himalayas • Western and Eastern Ghats • Mount Fuji-Japan

  4. Varied climate regions--ranging from tropical wet to humid continental • Many natural hazards--monsoons, typhoons, volcanoes, and earthquakes

  5. Monsoon--a seasonal shift in the prevailing winds that influences large climate regions • Typhoon--a destructive tropical storm occurring in the western Pacific Ocean or the China Sea, similar to a hurricane

  6. Influence of water--(rivers, seas, and ocean currents) on agriculture, trade, and transportation

  7. Important bodies of water--Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal, Ganges River, Indus River, Brahmaputra River, Pacific Ocean, Yangtze River (Chaing Jiang), Mekong River, Yellow River (Huang He)

  8. Area have abundant arable land • areas of loess • Plateau of Tibet hard to live on • Gobi Desert--second largest in the world

  9. Economic Characteristics • Varied economies in the region ranging from subsistence/commercial agriculture to high-tech industrial manufacturing • Active participation in global markets

  10. Many newly industrialized countries--South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore • Japan is the economic leader of the area • China is in a transition period--from a centrally planned economy to more of a tradition free market economy

  11. Agricultural advancements and technology are enabling greater food production-- “Green Revolution” • Environmental degradation • deforestation • fishing is important

  12. Many countries are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) which was set up with the US • main crops are rice and tropical crops such as bananas

  13. Cultural Characteristics • Areas of extremely dense and sparse population • severe contrast between rural and urban areas • serious religious conflicts--primarily between Hindus and Muslims

  14. deep respect for ancestors • Religious diversity--Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism, Shinto, Confucianism are the major religions

  15. India has a strict caste system--(similar to a class structure) once born into a caste it is next to impossible to move out of that caste

  16. Cultural heritage • Silks • Batik • wood and ivory carving • ideograms--unique alphabets • jewels

  17. Important cities--Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, China; New Delhi,India

  18. Cultural landscape--Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, Great Wall of China, floating markets, mosques,minarets, pagodas, temples and shrines, terraced rice fields

  19. Angkor Wat

  20. Angkor Wat

  21. Great Wall of China

  22. Taj Mahal

  23. Taj Mahal

  24. Batik

  25. Himalayas

  26. Mount Fuji

  27. Mount Fuji—outside of Tokyo

  28. Mt. Fuji

  29. Himalayas—Mt. Everest

  30. Gobi Desert

  31. Buddha

  32. Buddha in New Delhi

  33. Shinto Shrine

  34. Temple

  35. Pagoda

  36. Pagoda

  37. Temple