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History of the Region
Powerful dynasties expanded China's territories, spread culuture, and grew trade. In the 200s B.C., the Han dynasty United all of China and began to build the Great Wall. This was to keep foreign invaders out of their region.
The first laws were created under the Zhou dynasty, which was also the time for breast thinkers. Confucius and Laozi were a some great thinkers at the time. 202 B.C. - 220 B.C. had a huge impact on China. Arts and science flourished, paper making was invented, and rulers encouraged trade along the Silk Road. Goods like silk, tea, spices, paper, and porcelain was exchanged for wool, gold, and silver.
Physical Features of East Asia
The Lena river flows 2,734 miles across the far East region.
The Yangtze River is located in Eastern China, which is the third longest river in the world. It flows through nine provinces in China and drains to 695,000 square miles of land.
The Yellow River
The yellow river is known as "the mother river of China", and is the second longest river in this region. It's basin is the center for Chinese politics.
The Spring festival
Religion and Beliefs
Today, nearly half the population live in cities. The heritage of these areas have been shaped and changed by contributions from different ethnic groups. In China, the Han ethnic group makes up about 92 percent of the population. The other 8 percent belong to more than 50 different ethnic groups.
Many of the languages vary from Mandarin Chinese to English, based upon the area of the region.