Chapter 11 Cities of East Asia (31 pages)

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Chapter 11 Cities of East Asia

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Urs 2000 - Growth and Change in Urban Society

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Cities of East Asia Growth and Change in Urban Societies Osaka East Asia Key Urban Facts Total Population Percent Urban Population Total Urban Population Most Urbanized Country Least Urbanized Country of Cities over 1 Million China Remainder of Megacities Three Largest Cities World Cities Global cities 1 56 billion 50 2 785 million South Korea 83 0 China 47 106 89 17 5 Tokyo Shanghai Osaka 6 see text Tokyo Key Themes Hong Kong Harbor China is one of most rapidly urbanizing countries in the world China is unique Still rural yet has largest urban population And greatest number of million cities in world Colonialism had less impact on East Asia Although many Chinese cities were Treaty Ports Only Hong Kong and Macau were entirely creations of colonialism Key Themes Japan South Korea Hong Kong Taiwan Versus socialist cities of China N Korean and Mongolia Since 1970 s China and Mongolia opening up economies Highly industrialized and urbanized and deeply involved in the global economy Only N Korea remains rigid communist state Many cities are ranked among the most livable in Asia China History Yellow River Valley major cultural hearth Long History of Dynasties 221 BC to 1912 AD examples Tang Dynasty A D 618 906 Focus on ceremonial and administrative centers Capital was Chang an Divided on a grid pattern Four quadrants Beautiful walls Reflected Chinese conception of the universe Spatial evolution of Chinese political territory http www cctv com tvguide jidi zhuozhou tangd ai changan jpg China History continued Another Great Dynasty Ming 14th to 17th century Builder of Great Wall Began 3rd century BC Mainly during Ming Dynasty Part of the Great Wall of China Builder of Imperial Palace in Beijing Maritime empire Door slammed shut Chinese Junk Chinese City as Model Kyoto Japan Kyoto was laid out in a grid pattern with the Imperial Palace located at its center The city was modeled on Chang an modern day Xian the capital of the Tang Dynasty of China The surrounding areas are



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