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Geog 1982 - World Regional Geography

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East Asia Himalayas located on the southern border of China with India Formed by the IndianAustralian plate moving northward and pushing up against the Eurasian plate Control the weather stop sea influence on weather from the Indian ocean rain shadow arid northwestern China Special Economic Zones SEZ s since the time of Deng Xiaoping Important part of economic planning in China Carefully segregated export processing areas that offer cheap labor and land along with tax breaks to transnational corporations First four Shantou Shenzhen Xiamen and Zhuhai located in South China building up prosperity of Hong Kong Brown Cloud A blanket of air pollution nearly 2 miles thick Emblematic of urban growth problems Decline in the productivity of crops reduces the amount of solar radiation reaching Earth s surface Creates acid rain Asian Tiger Economies Taiwan South Korea Hong Kong and Singapore Strong state policies regulating trade and economy Newly industrialized territories Have experienced rapid economic growth and become semiperipheral within the world system Feudalism Nobility control land and resources China imperial clans Japan Shoguns Compulsory labor required from peasants living on land owned by nobility no pay Peasants provide labor for canals and agricultural production Sophisticated vertically organized societies Inward looking focus on controlling peasantry as basis for wealth and society Ethnic diversity conflict 56 different ethnic groups Dominant group Han Conflict between Tibetans and Han Chinese People s Liberation Army Uyghurs muslim Han and state police in response to Uyghur activism self governance and cultural practices Population control programs Instituted by China s Communist Party Birth quotas one child for urban families two for rural families and up to 3 for families that belonged to ethnic minorities Gave out rewards priorities to families having only 1 child Called the one child policy Abortions freely available mostly females males culturally



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