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41 Cards in this Set

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world's largest population at 1.3 billion
Only ______ and ______ cover more land area than China
Russia and Canada
carries 1/3 of the world's shipping traffic
South China Sea
ports on China's southern coast; once European colonies, now part of China
Hong Kong and Macau
4 large islands and thousands of smaller ones
Archipelago of Japan
largest island; most of Japan's major cities
Circle of volcanoes bordering the Pacific Ocean
Ring of Fire
has more than 1000 small earthquakes each year
huge tidal waves caused by undersea earthquakes
The region's only extensive lowland areas are:
• Manchurian Plain
• North China Plain
high mountains in western China
world's highest mountains; separate China from South Asia
ormant volcano on Japan's Honshu island; important spiritual symbol to Japan's people
Mt. Fuji
located in southwest China; highest plateau in region
Plateau of Tibet
China's three major rivers begin in the _______ __ _____ and flow ________ to the Pacific Ocean
plateau of Tibet; eastward
northern China's major river system
Yellow River
located in central China; longest river in China
Yangtze River
southern China's most important river
Xi River
in China; longest artificial waterway in the world; over a thousand miles long
Grand Canal
the Chinese harmonize their buildings with surrounding landforms
Feng Shui
Only __% of China's land is suitable for farming
southern China where two harvests a year are possible
"Rice Bowl"
biggest deep-sea fishing industries
Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China
East Asia's most important food crops
Rice and soybeans
seasonal reversal of winds; changes direction every 6 months
Summer monsoons are from _____ to _______ and blow from __ to __
April to October; SE to NW
Winter monsoons are from ________ to _____ and blow from NW to SE
November to March; NW to SE
in central China; act as a dividing line between North and South
Qin Ling Mountains
South of Qin Ling Mountains
Warm, humid
Rice is the chief crop
North of Qin Ling Mountains
block summer monsoons
cooler, drier air
wheat is chief crop
warm water current; adds moisture to winter monsoon in Japan
Japan Current (Kuroshio)
violent storms, like hurricanes, that form in Pacific Ocean
southeast quarter of East Asia - Taiwan, Koreas, Japan, and some parts of China
Humid Subtropical
Humid Subtropical
Humid Continental
treelike grass (herbal medicine and food)
rare mammal of East Asia
Mongolia and Northern China
____ and __________ cold and windy desert
Gobi; Taklimakan
East of desert and most of Mongolia
Plateau of Tibet
Hainan - island off China's coast
Tropical Rainforest