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Neiffer’s World Cultures @ CHS

Adapted from Pojer, Clarke and Quist


Satellite View of China
China’s Provinces
China—Asia’s Superpower
China vs. the U. S. in Size

China

Miles
0 250 500 1,000 1,500 2,000

United States

SOURCE: Topic 5: “The Awakening Giant” by Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Dept. of


Economics & Geography, Hofstra University.
Comparing China & the U. S.
China United States
Size 3.7 million 3.6 million
square miles square miles
Main physical Himalayas Rockies
barrier
Main River Yangtze / East Mississippi /
- West North – South
Population East Coast East Coast
Connectivity North - South East - West
problems
Countries & Regions
Russia

Mongolia

N. Korea

S> Korea

Tibet

Indian Taiwan
Subcontinent

Southeast Philippines
Asia
Cities

BEIJING

Nanjing
Shanghai

Taipei

Hong
Kong
China’s Topography
Percentages of Different Landforms
Pacific “Rim of Fire”
Bodies of Water

Sea of
Japan

Pacific
Ocean

South
China
Sea
The Huang-He River

The “Yellow River”

Empties into the


Yellow Sea

“China’s Sorrow”

Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/silverlinedwinnebago/483896633/sizes/o/


The Polluted Yellow River!
The Yangtze River

Chang Jiang

Rich soils surround


the river; = ag &
industry
Mountains & Peaks
Altai Mts. Greater
Khingan

Tian Shan

Kunlun Shan

Himalayan
Mts.
Deserts & Plateaus

Gobi Desert

Taklamakan
Desert
China’s Climate Zones
Monsoon Precipitation Patterns
Winter Monsoons
Summer Monsoons
Precipitation in China
Summer Rainfall
Agricultural Regions in China
Arable Land
“Brown” China vs. “Green” China

Pasture and Oasis

Double-crop rice

SOURCE: Topic 5: “The Awakening Giant” by Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Dept. of


Economics & Geography, Hofstra University.
South China
Major Chinese Industries
Fuels, Power, Minerals, & Metals in
China
China as % of World Population
Top 10 Populated Nations
0 500 1000 1500 0 500 1000 1500

China India

India China

US US

Indonesia Pakistan

Brazil Indonesia

Russia Nigeria

Pakistan Bangladesh

Bangladesh Brazil

Japan Congo

Nigeria Ethiopia

2001 2050
The Population of China
thousands
1600
2050
1400
2000
1200 1995

1000 1981

1970
800

600 1953
1949
1851
400 1911
18121887

200 2
1210 1753
105 755 1381 1562 1650
0 1083

0 500 1000 1500 2000


Population Projections
thousands
1500

1300

1100

900

700

500
1945 1955 1965 1975 1985 1995 2005 2015 2025 2035 2045
Population Density
Male/Female Birth Population
Life Expectancy at Birth by Sex
Infant Mortality Rate
Main Chinese Nationalities
Ethno-Linguistic Groups in China
Total Population with No Education
China’s One Child Policy
Cause: increasing population
First strategy: strong
encouragement of birth
control
What does a one child policy mean?
Depending on location:
Fines for second, third
children
Incentives to wait until
older years to produce
children
What is the impact?
250 million less births (est.)
Widespread infanticide
(aimed at girls)
Widespread forced
abortions, sterilization
30 millions more boys than
girls under age 20
Shortages of factory
workers