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34 Cards in this Set

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anthropogenic landscape
one that has been heavily transformed by human activities
autonomous region
a region that has some independence
an outcast group of Japanese whose ancestors worked in "polluting industries such as leathercraft
central place theory
says that an evenly distributed rural population will give rise to a regular hierarchy of urban places with uniformely spaced larger cities surrounded by constellations of smaller cities, each, in turn, will be surrounded by smaller towns
China proper
the populous eastern half of China
fine windblown material that was deposited on the loess plateau
an idea system and philosphy developed by Confucius
the spread of desert conditions
a scattering of a particular group of people over a vast geographical area
the Chinese and Korean practice of designing buildings in accordance with the spiritual powers that supposedly course through the local topography
gross domestic product
the market value of all final goods and services produced within a country in a given period of time
quasi-alphabet that allowed the expresion of words and parts speech not easily represented by Chinese characters
ideographic writing
each symbol represents primarily an idea rather than a sound
this is known as Chinese characters in Japanese
market freedom with little governmental control
high officials of Imperial China
the communistic belief system developed by Karl Marx
multinational corporation
companies that operate and manufacture in more than one country
focusing on the unique atributes of particular places
pollution exporting
when companies move their dirtier factories overseas
regulatory lakes
these reduce the flood crest downstream because they reduce the flow of water during floods
rust belt
zone of decaying factories
the warrior class of premodern Japan
sediment load
suspended clay, silt, and sand in the water
a supreme military leader who theoretically remained under the emperor
social and regional differentiation
certain groups of people and certain portions of the country prospered while others faltered
Special Economic Zones
where foreign investment was welcome and state interference minimal
spheres of influence
where the colonial power had no formal political authority but did enjoy informal influence and tremendous economic clout
a huge zone of coalesced metropolitan areas
swidden agriculture
slash and burn of forests
tectonic plates
the basic building blocks of Earth's crust
tonal language
where the meaning of each basic syllable changes completely according to the pitch in which it is uttered
tribal peoples
they have a traditional social order based on autonomous village communities
urban primacy
the concentration of urban population in a single city