Why was the Three Gorges Dam built? what are some of its benefits & drawbacks?
Where is the Loess Plateau? What are the characteristics of the plateau? What river drains the region? Where does this river go and why is it both life giving and life taking?
What is the relationship between climate and agriculture in China Proper, and the geography of this relationship?
How would you describe where most people live in East Asia? This includes the Koreas, Taiwan, Japan and the PRC?
Population concentrations in the coastal lowlands of China and Japan. Western China, North Korea, and northern Japan are sparsely settled. Approximately 95% of Chinas population lives in half of its territory, China Proper. Generally, concentrations are in lowlands that support agriculture.
What is the Tokkaido Corridor and why is it important?
What sorts of things are driving rural to urban migration in China? to where are people migrating from and to where are they going?
What are the three common or unifying cultural characteristics of East Asia?
What languages do Han Chinese people speak? Are their languages mutually intelligible?
Why is Yunnan Province relatively unique within China Proper?
In what country is Shinto practiced?
What are some major political hot spots or hot political issues in East Asia?
What does the 38th parallel refer to? what does DMZ stand for? which troops are involved in protecting this area
Under what conditions did most East Asian countries develop economically (at one time or another, with the exception of North Korea) after 1945?