eBook Understanding China: The Geography of China, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615301828
  • ISBN-13: 9781615301829
  • DDC: 915.1
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

With its flourishing metropolises, China has come to be identified with urban life and rapid technological advancement. Yet much of its landscape also boasts communities sustained by wondrous natural resources, which contribute to the scenic and spiritual beauty of the nation as well as its economic productivity. Within these pages, readers are invited to tour China's cities, villages, and countryside. They'll visit the natural and manmade landmarks that reveal as much about the history of this vast nation as its geography.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Geographic Overview.
2: Relief.
3: The Eastern Region.
4: The Southwestern Region.
5: The Northwestern Region.
6: Drainage.
7: Soils.
8: Climate.
9: The Air Masses.
10: Temperature.
11: Precipitation.
12: Plant and Animal Life.
13: Flora.
14: Animal Life.
15: Human Interactions with China's Environment.
16: Settlement Patterns.
17: Rural Areas.
18: Urban Areas.
19: China's Land Use and Its Economy.
20: Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing.
21: Resources and Power.
22: Transportation.
23: Major Chinese Physical Features.
24: Yangtze River.
25: The Upper Course.
26: The Middle Course.
27: The Lower Course.
28: Dongting Lake.
29: The Yangtze Delta.
30: History.
31: Huang He.
32: Physical Features.
33: Economic Development.
34: Study and Exploration.
35: Xi River System.
36: Land.
37: People and Economy.
38: Kunlun Mountains.
39: Physical Features.
40: People and Economy.
41: Study and Exploration.
42: Takla Makan Desert.
43: Physical Features.
44: People and Economy.
45: Study and Exploration.
46: Spotlight on China's World Heritage Sites and Other Notable Locations.
47: Great Wall of China.
48: History of Construction.
49: Design of the Fortifications.
50: Military Administration.
51: Tradition and Conservation.
52: Other Cultural Sites.
53: Forbidden City.
54: Grand Canal.
55: Longmen Caves.
56: Mogao Caves Near Dunhuang.
57: Potala Palace.
58: Qin Tomb.
59: The Confucian Temple Complex of Qufu.
60: Yungang Caves.
61: Zhoukoudian.
62: Natural Sites.
63: Huang Mountains.
64: Lu Mountains.
65: Lake Tai.
66: Mount Tai.
67: Mount Wutai.
68: Wuyi Mountains.
69: Beijing.
70: Character of the City.
71: Landscape.
72: City Site.
73: Climate.
74: Plant Life.
75: City Layout.
76: Housing.
77: Architecture.
78: People.
79: Economy.
80: Agriculture.
81: Industry.
82: Commerce and Finance.
83: Tourism.
84: Transportation.
85: Administration and Society.
86: Government.
87: Municipal Services.
88: Health.
89: Education.
90: Cultural Life.
91: The Arts.
92: Museums and Libraries.
93: Recreation.
94: History.
95: The Early Empires.
96: The Ming and Qing Dynasties.
97: The Modern City.
98: The Major Cities of Northern China.
99: Tianjin.
100: Landscape.
101: People.
102: Economy.
103: Administration and Society.
104: Cultural Life.
105: History.
106: Other Important Northern Chinese Cities.
107: Harbin.
108: Shenyang.
109: Dalian.
110: Qingdao.
111: Jinan.
112: Taiyuan.
113: Kaifeng.
114: Zhengzhou.
115: Luoyang.
116: Xi'an.
117: The Three Great Cities of Southeastern China.
118: Shanghai.
119: Landscape.
120: People.
121: Economy.
122: Administration and Society.
123: Cultural Life.
124: History.
125: Nanjing.
126: Landscape.
127: People.
128: Economy.
129: Administration and Society.
130: Cultural Life.
131: History.
132: Guangzhou.
133: Landscape.
134: People.
135: Economy.
136: Administration and Society.
137: Cultural Life.
138: History.
139: Other Major Cities of Southeastern China.
140: Wuxi.
141: Suzhou.
142: History.
143: The Contemporary City.
144: Hangzhou.
145: History.
146: The Contemporary City.
147: Ningbo.
148: History.
149: The Contemporary City.
150: Fuzhou.
151: History.
152: The Contemporary City.
153: Xiamen.
154: History.
155: The Contemporary City.
156: Wuhan.
157: History.
158: The Contemporary City.
159: Changsha.
160: History.
161: The Contemporary City.
162: The Major Cities of Southern and Western China.
163: Chongqing.
164: Landscape.
165: People.
166: Economy.
167: Administration and Society.
168: Cultural Life.
169: History.
170: Other Important Southern and Western Chinese Cities.
171: Yan'an.
172: Yinchuan.
173: Lanzhou.
174: Guilin.
175: Nanning.
176: Chengdu.
177: Kunming.
178: Lhasa.
179: Ürümqi.
180: Special Administrative Regions.
181: Hong Kong.
182: Land.
183: People.
184: Economy.
185: Government and Society.
186: Cultural Life.
187: History.
188: Macau.
189: Land.
190: People.
191: Economy.
192: Government and Society.
193: Cultural Life.
194: History.