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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