BEYOND THE WALL

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Geography

~ China is in Eastern Asia bordering the East China Sea

~ 4th largest country in the world (total area: 9,596,961 sq. km; 27,060 sq. km is water)

~ Population: 1,336,718,015 (largest populated country in the world)

~ Mostly mountains with deserts in the west & hills in the east

~ Natural Resources: coal, iron ore, petroleum, natural gas, mercury, tin etc.

~ 11.62% arable land

~ There are 656 cities in China

~ Capital Beijing in the northeastern part of China & the 2nd most populated city in China

~ Shanghai is 1st most populated city in China & located on the eastern coast

~ Highest/Lowest point: Mount Everest= 29,035 ft./ Turpan Pendi=505 ft.

~ China is bordered by 14 countries

Culture

7 Elements of Culture


  • Government: Communism, President- Xi Jinping
  • Religion: Buddhism is the main religion, the Chaitya is the Buddhist place of worship
  • Economics: Renminbi is the currency, GDP per capita is 9,800
  • Social Organization: There are many markets for people to buy and sell product
  • Customs & Traditions: the Chinese celebrate many festivals including the Chinese New Year, Chinese writing is a huge tradition and has been around for more than 3,000 years
  • Language: Mandarin is the most spoken language, Chinese writing is called Hanzi
  • Arts & Literature: Badminton, Football, Basketball & Table Tennis are the main sports in China, China also is very popular in the Olympics

DBQ'S

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Venn Diagram

CHINA


  • Main Language Mandarin
  • Renminbi currency
  • Beijing capital
  • Shanghai is the largest city
  • Voting age is 18
  • Drinking age is 18
  • Age of consent is 16
  • Term length for president is 5 years
  • Literacy rate is 95.1%
  • Life expectancy is 75

SIMILARITIES

  • In Asia
  • Share Buddhist faith
  • Similar governments
  • Had Emperors
  • Polytheistic religious faiths before the spread of Buddhism
  • Both had to deal with mongol invaders
  • Martial Arts
  • Have rich cultures, and high sense of nationalism
  • Are good with keeping old ways while introducing new technologies
  • Eat rice and use chopsticks
  • Have strong economies

JAPAN

  • Main Language Japanese
  • Currency Yen
  • Tokyo Capital
  • Tokyo is the largest city
  • Voting age is 20
  • Drinking age is 20
  • Age of consent is 13
  • Term length for president is 6 years
  • Literacy rate is 99%
  • Life expectancy is 84