East Asia

"Heaven nourishes and Heaven destroys"

Our Civilization Began:

About 2000-1000 B.C.E.
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China

Challenges:

  • Flooding rivers
  • Towering mountains
  • Arid deserts


Advantages:

  • Rich alluvial plains

Korea

Challenges:


  • Narrow coasts
  • Rugged mountains
  • Fast-flowing rivers

Japan

Challenges:

  • Violent Storms
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes


Advantages:

  • Plains for farming

Challenges

-Frequent flooding due to abundance of rainfall and overflowing rivers.

-Mountains make it hard to travel from East to West.

Advantages

-Plenty of water for farming

-Rice farming helps maintain a large population

-Wooded interior environments

-Mountain Valleys with access to forest foods, timber, fresh water, and caves.

-Major Rivers:

  • Taedong
  • Yangtze
  • Yellow
  • Imjin-Han
  • Kum

Agriculture Began:

Around 8000-6000 B.C.E.

Food

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Soybeans

Domesticated Animals

Scientific Advancements