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The Geography of China. World Cultures. Satellite View of China. China’s Provinces. China—Asia’s Superpower. China vs. the U. S. in Size. China. United States. SOURCE: Topic 5: “The Awakening Giant” by Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Dept. of Economics & Geography, Hofstra University.

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    1. The Geography of China World Cultures

    2. Satellite View of China

    3. China’s Provinces

    4. China—Asia’s Superpower

    5. China vs. the U. S. in Size China United States • SOURCE: Topic 5: “The Awakening Giant” by Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Dept. of Economics & Geography, Hofstra University.

    6. Comparing China & the U. S.

    7. Countries & Regions Russia Mongolia N. Korea S> Korea Tibet Indian Subcontinent Taiwan Southeast Asia Philippines

    8. Cities Harbin BEIJING Nanjing Shanghai Xi’an Lhasa Taipei Guangzhou HongKong Macao

    9. Completed Political Map Harbin Mongolia Japan BEIJING N. Korea S> Korea Tibet Nanjing Shanghai Xi’an Lhasa Indian Subcontinent Taipei Taiwan Guangzhou HongKong Macao Southeast Asia Philippines

    10. Topography

    11. China’s Topography

    12. Percentages of Different Landforms

    13. Mountains & Peaks Altai Mts. Greater Khingan Tian Shan Kunlun Mountains Qiuling Shandi Mts Himalayan Mts.

    14. The Great Wall of China

    15. Deserts & Plateaus Mongolian Plateau Gobi Desert Taklamakan Desert Tibetan Plateau

    16. Valleys / Plains / Basins Manchurian Plain North China Plain Tarim Basin Sichuan Basin

    17. North China Plain

    18. Pacific “Rim of Fire”

    19. Bodies of Water Amur River Sea of Japan Yellow Sea Huang-He River Yangtze (Chang Jiang) River Xi River Pacific Ocean SouthChinaSea

    20. The Polluted Yellow River!

    21. The Yangtze River

    22. Chang Jiang River Finished Oct 2008 Three Gorges Dam

    23. Agricultural Regions in China Great Wall Shabdong Peninsula Grand Canal CHUNG KUO

    24. Completed Topographic Map Amur River Altai Mts. Greater Khingan Manchurian Plain North China Plain Tian Shan Sea of Japan Gobi Desert Tarim Basin Great Wall Taklamakan Desert Kunlun Shan Shabdong Peninsula Huang-He River Grand Canal Yellow Sea Tibetan Plateau CHUNG KUO Himalayan Mts. Sichuan Basin Yangtze River Xi River Pacific Ocean SouthChinaSea

    25. Climate

    26. China’s Climate Zones

    27. Monsoon Precipitation Patterns

    28. Winter Monsoons

    29. Summer Monsoons

    30. Precipitation in China

    31. Summer Rainfall

    32. Vegetation

    33. Agricultural Regions in China

    34. Arable Land

    35. “Brown” China vs. “Green” China Wheat Dominant Pasture and Oasis Rice Dominant Double-crop rice • SOURCE: Topic 5: “The Awakening Giant” by Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Dept. of Economics & Geography, Hofstra University.

    36. South China

    37. Natural Resources

    38. Major Chinese Industries

    39. Fuels, Power, Minerals, & Metals in China

    40. Demographics

    41. China as % of World Population

    42. Top 10 Populated Nations 2001 2050

    43. The Population of China 1,330,044,544 July 2008 est thousands

    44. Population Projections thousands

    45. Population Density

    46. Male/Female Birth Population • Sex Ratio: • at birth: 1.11 male(s)/female • under 15 years: 1.13 male(s)/female • 15-64 years: 1.06 male(s)/female • 65 years and over: 0.91 male(s)/female • total population: 1.06 male(s)/female (2008 est.)

    47. Life Expectancy at Birth by Sex total population: 73.18 years male: 71.37 years female: 75.18 years (2008 est.)

    48. Infant Mortality Rate • total: 21.16 deaths/1,000 live births • male: 19.43 deaths/1,000 live births • female: 23.08 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)

    49. Main Chinese Nationalities • Han Chinese • *91.5% • Zhuang • Manchu • Hui • Miao • Uyghur • Tujia • Yi • Mongol • Tibetan • Buyi • Dong • Yao • Korean • other nationalities 8.5% (2000 census)

    50. Ethno-Linguistic Groups in China