Chinas Background (Peoples Republic of China)End of WWII (1945) Start of Cold War Period and the . Civil War between. . . . > Chinese Communists & Nationalist Chinese >U.S. supports Nationalists, Nationalists Lose Nationalist Chinese go to Taiwan China on Taiwan known as The Republic of China Chinese Communists takeover Mainland China 1949 Chinas Official Name = Peoples Republic of China Mao Zedong 1949 - 1976
Chinas Background (Peoples Republic of China) Language Reform Main Dialect = Mandarin Spell and write the language the way it Sounds in Mandarin X = Sh Spell Sound = PINYIN Q = Ch Mao Tse-Tung Mao Zedong
China TODAY 1970 1980 until the present (2012), some changes occur in China. Politically Still a one party, authoritarian government. NO Bill of Rights for freedom of speech, assembly, religion etc. Socially Normal Economically Driven by Capitalism
ChinaAsias Superpower (Maps)
China compared with the U. S. in Size China United States Size 3.7 million 3.6 million C h in a square miles square miles Main Himalayas Rockies physical barrier Main Yangtze or Mississippi / River Chang (East North West) SouthU n it e d S t a t e s Population East Coast East Coast Connectivity North - East - West problems South SOURCE: Topic 5: The Awakening Giant by Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Dept. of Economics & Geography, Hofstra University.
Countries & Regions Russia Mongolia N. Korea S> Korea Tibet Indian TaiwanSubcontinent Southeast Philippines Asia
Percentages of Different Landforms
Pacific Rim of Fire
The Polluted Yellow River!
The Great Wall of China plus. . .Mountains, Deserts, Plateaus & the Ocean Contribute to concept of Z HONG GUO ( C h in e s e e t h n o c e n t r is m )
Plains Manchurian Plain North China Plain
Agricultural Regions in China Great Wall Gr a nd G ON ZH O Ca na l GU
North China Plain
Main Chinese Nationalities 17 th -20 t h Manchus13 -14 th th 90 95%