Chapter 2 1. Early China 2000-221 b.c.e. a. Geography and resources i. China is divided into two regions: the eastern zone, which has much better agriculture, and the various deserts on the west. The Eastern side itself is also divided into two regions, separated by various mountain ranges.
2. The eastern zone is subdivided into two areas: north and south. The northern area includes the Yellow River Valley and has a dry, cold climate; the southern area includes the Yangzi Valley, has plentiful rainfall, and is relatively warm.
GEOGRAPHY China is located in East Asia. Ancient China is surrounded by Gobi Desert in the north, the Pacific Ocean in the east, the Himalayan Mountains in the southwest, and the Taklimakan desert in the west. This land has a wide variation of animals because of the different habitats provided for them. Most farming was done in the very fertile lands of the Yangtze valley. Present China is much bigger than Ancient China, which means that over time, the kings and different dynasties went gaining more and more land and wealth.
Present day China is an unlimited nation. It is the world's fourth biggest nation and is home to roughly 1.25 billion individuals - about a quarter of the world's populace. It has an awesome assortment of atmospheres and territories. The south is wet and tropical, with some downpour woods scope. North-west China is secured in desert. In the exact far north-east, near Russia, the temperature can drop to - 50ºC in the winter. In the west of China there are the Himalayas, with a percentage of the most noteworthy mountains on the planet. China's most minimal point is in the Turfan Depression, at - 154 meters beneath ocean level. The Turfan Depression is otherwise called one of the "heaters" of China due to its mind boggling warmth. The liquefying snows from the mountains in the west make the headwaters for two of China's most essential waterways, the Yellow River and the Yangzi River. The Yellow River gets its name in view of the yellow wind-borne earth dust called loses that is blown over the north of China from the steppes of Central Asia. The loses is blown into the waterway and gives it a yellow appearance. The Yangzi River is the longest in China and third longest on the planet. The Yangzi River waters the rice developing districts in the south of China.
East Asia can be defined either in geographical and cultural. Geographically, it covers about 12,000,000 km2, or about 28% of the Asian continent, about 15% bigger than the area of Europe. East Asia is one of the world 's most populated places, with more than 1.5 billion people, about 38% of the population of Asia and 22% or over one
Asia Minor was known as Anatolia to the people of the ancient world. It was referred to as “the land where the sun rises”(Mark), by the Greeks. Throughout history, Asia Minor was occupied by several great empires and witnessed their rise and fall. It lay near the Mediterranean, Caspian, and Black seas and was the perfect spot for different groups to build their civilization on and trade with other regions. With all of the different cultures that invaded, each developed its own mythology. So, Asia Minor shares an assortment of interesting mythological history with cultures like the Greeks, Hittites, and Romans. Asia Minor, which is now mostly present day Turkey, is a region with a rich historical and mythological background due to its location
Now I’ll tell you about the geography of China. On the east of China there are two bodies of water, the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea. Then in the Southeast corner of China there is the South China Sea. In the Southwest corner is India. Sharing with India on its borders there is the Himalaya Mt. and within them is Mt. Everest which is one of the biggest mountains in the world. Coming from the east, the Yangzi River flows in and stops right around the center of China. Above it is the Huang He River that flows on the same direction the Yangzi River does. The top center of China is the Gobi Desert. There are many more geography than this but here are just some that I chose to talk about.
Thailand is located on the Indochina Peninsula and was named Thailand in 1939. It is 198,117 square miles, about twice the size of Wyoming. Tree-covered mountains cover the northern portion and the southern portion is dense rainforest. The middle land is mostly flat farmland. The weather is mainly hot and humid, only the mountains will get much cold weather, and it only experiences three seasons spring, summer, and fall. Thailand has a population of 68,414,135 and almost half of that lives in rural areas. Those who live in urban areas are commonly located in the largest city and capital, Bangkok. The population is also approximately 95% Buddhist with a small amount of Muslim and Christian. Thailand is a constitutional monarchy, ruled by King Vajiralongkorn and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha. The United States
A civilization is the society, culture, and way of life of a group of people. It is a nation in which people advance to reach a level of social development and organization. During the Han (206 BC-220 AD) and Qin (221 BC-207 BC) dynasties, Ancient China became unified.
Describe China’s unique geography and the environmental challenges the Chinese faced. The Yellow river, the East China Sea, and the Pacific Ocean are located to the east of China. Mountain ranges and deserts dominate about two-thirds of China’s landmass. Taklimakan Desert and the Plateau of Tibet are in the west of China. To the southwest are the Himalayas. The Gobi desert and the Mongolian desert is in the north of China. The Huang He’s floods could be disastrous. Sometimes floods destroyed the villages. Because of China’s relative geographic isolation, early settlers could not trade with other peoples. China’s natural boundaries did not
Background of China: China is located in the eastern part of Asia. China has a couple of different climates which include tropical and subarctic. The country is made up of mountainous areas as well as hilly and desert areas. Because of the diverse regions there are many natural resources that come from China. Some of these are; coal, tin, zinc, mercury, iron ore, petroleum, lead, and aluminum. The country is also known to have the highest potential for hydropower. Although China has many positives because of their commodities, there are also negative factors they have to face. These include natural disasters like typhoons and earthquakes, but they also include environmental issues like air pollution and water shortage which could affect their economy (World Economic Factbook).
One of China’s best successes has in turn been one of its biggest downfalls. One of the main problems is China’s greatest success which has been its phenomenal economic growth. This is one of the main drivers of the current environmental problems that the country faces. Factories dump pollutants into the air and water. It is difficult to see the Chinese government making the significant sacrifices required to improve their environment if it means slowing down their economic growth.
Asia Minor is a geographic region in the south-western part of Asia comprising most of what is present-day Turkey. The earliest reference to the region comes from tablets of the Akkadian Dynasty (2334-2083 BCE) where it is known as “The Land of the Hatti” and was inhabited by the Hittites. The Hittites themselves referred to the land as "Assuwa" (or, earlier, Aswiya) which actually only designated the area around the delta of the river Cayster in Lydia but came to be applied to the entire region. Assuwa is considered the Bronze Age origin for the name `Asia' as the Romans later designated the area. It was called, by the Greeks, “Anatolia” (literally, 'place of the rising sun’, for those lands to the east of Greece). The name 'Asia Minor’ (from
East Asia and The U.S have numerous physical geography differences but they have similarities. To start off with, East Asia and the U.S both has numberless deserts found in both regions. The U.S has The great basin desert, it's three quarters of nevada and also covers part of Utah and part of Idaho and Oregon. Also, there's the Chihuahuan desert which is part of southeastern New Mexico and western Texas. Next, U.S has the Sonoran desert, which is 100,000 square miles from Arizona to California. East asia has many desert just like the U.S for instance one of the biggest desert in the world is found in east Asia, Gobi. It stretches all the way from 500,000 square miles. Next similarity is both areas major mountain ranges. The Appalachian highlands are on on the west of the coastal plain. This is known to be one out of two major mountain ranges in the U.S. These mountains are very old, around 400 million years old! Likewise, the four major mountain ranges in East Asia
China or Korea, the Japanese developed Confucianism in a radical way. As Paramore (2016: 17) argues: "Confucianism was not a pre-packaged formula that arrived in a pre-prepared and already formed Japan. Confucianism in Japan was rather part of the process that formed the early Japanese state itself, and conversely, these processes of state formation also helped to shape the particular early Japanese manifestation of Confucianism." While Confucianism was all-encompassing in Chinese and Korean societies, the Japanese de-axialised Confucianism which gave it its character. Furthermore, because Confucianism was de-axialised, it did not transform the existing social and political structures in Japanese society (Eisenstadt, 1996; Macfarlane, 2007).