By Reccy and Talia
Peninsulas and Islands
On the eastern side of The Sea of Japan sits an archipelago that stretches out about 1500 miles. There are 4 large islands and thousands of smaller ones. this area is known as Japan. The Japanese islands sit along the ring of fire, which makes the country one of the most eathquake prone areas in the world. One of Japan's well known symbols, Mount Fuji, sits on Japan's largest island at over 12,300 ft tall. Though it hasn't erupted in over 300 years, scientists believe that it will erupt in the future.
The Chang Jiang is the third largest river in the world and the largest in Asia. It is 3450 miles long. It is a principal waterway. it provides water for fertile farming and a home in the basin for most of the people in the region.
The Huang He picks up yellow-brown silt called loess as it streams down its path. This silt gives the river it's color, hence the nickname "the yellow river." Th silt deposited by floods created a plain called the North China Plain where most productive farming areas are located. Though these floods have helped the area, this river has also been nicknamed "China's Sorrow" because these floods are also known to destroy homes, drown people, and ruin crops.
East China: hot and rainy summer, cold and dry winter
Islands: very wet with milder temperatures
North-central & northwestern China & Mongolia: semi arid and sparsely populated
after 1949, China became "two China's." On the mainland lived the communists and on the island of Taiwan was the Nationalist government. The Great Leap Forward program began in the late 1950's to increase the industrial output in China. Many people left the fields to start working in factories. In the 1960's Taiwan wanted to bring together the separated China's. That didn't happen until 1976.
Korea separated into North and South Korea. The countries claimed East Asias entire peninsula.
Japan was stripped of it territories and military might after the war. They became a democratic constitution. Women and workers gained more rights and they built themselves up to have a great economy. They're known to have one of the strongest in the world.
Religion and Art
In Korea, China, and Japan many artist painted the landscapes of their countries. Since ancient times, weaving, carving, and pottery has become big in East Asia. Literary traditions were big in Japan. They often wrote haiku poems and more. Japan is also known for animation today. Musical theater is major in China. They have many traditional plays.