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East Asia

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East Asia
The South China Sea and other various
surrounding areas have been under dispute
about what territories belong to which
to which country. These areas are rich in oil
fields which are a very valuable resource.
Rather than being one solitary
"Silk Road," a better term favored
by historians is "Silk Routes" as
there were many different routes
to trade foreign goods. Despite it's
name, paper and gunpowder, both
Chinese inventions, were more
popular than silk itself.
Egypt &
the African Continent
(present day Iran)
China: continental
Korea: peninsula
Japan: island
Northeast Asia
Southeast Asia


East Timor
Papua New Guinea
East Asia
East Asia is divided into Southeast and Northeast Asia.
30% of the world's population resides in this area.
It is the most populated region the world.
Immigrants from East Asia
New York
China and Tibet
1951: Seventeen Point Agreement
1959: 14th Dalai Lami flees to India
1989: Violence between Tibetan Protestors and police increases
1996: India detains Tibetans during visit from Chinese President Jiang Zemin
2008: Many people killed in Lhasa
2011: Dalai Lama steps down as political leader
February 2014: Obama meets with exiled Dalai Lama
March 2014: China abstains from voting on Crimean conflict with Russia
Treaty of Amity and Commerce
Signed March 20th 1833, between U.S. and Siam (Thailand)
First country in Asia to agree to a treaty
Ensured protection of merchants and their goods on both sides.
Opium War 1840
Cost of TEA too high
Smuggled OPIUM into China through India
Bombarded coast line
Victory Terms
Cost of War
5 Open Ports
Hong Kong
Bandung Conference 1955

29 countries, representing most of Asia and parts of Africa
Peace among nations
Equality among People
Open trade
End of Racial Discrimination

Tension among countries increases and values not as strictly adhered to.
Restoration of the Emporer of Japan in 1868
Government built rail roads, phone lines, shipyards, and consumer businesses
Government funds dwindle
Businesses sold off and privatized
National Education System created
Hong Kong
The Four Asian Tigers
South Korea
Asian Tiger Cubs
A Timeline
2000 BCE: The ideals that guided the Chinese empires were established in the yellow river valley
200 BCE: Political formation remained essentially the same, that is, an empire with its basic governing precepts of Confucianism formulated two thousand years ago
50 BCE: The recent Emperor takes his blood line to ancient Japan

China's Business Approach
Communist China set up conditions needed for present policies
Opened to foreign investment
Privatized industries
Dismantled social subsidies
High export of raw materials and manufactured goods
Dutch secured Indonesia

French colonized Dochina

British colonized Malaya

Spanish took over the Philippines

Japan and Thailand managed to escape the control of the European countries

Rise against Europe
1949- India and Indonesia are free from the control of the Europeans. China becomes a communist country after the Civil war

1954- begins to withdraw from Vietnam

1973- US defends the south of Vietnam from Communist takeover

1975- Vietnam becomes a communist nation under the control of Ho Chi Minh

1880- Japan became a Modern state and moved away from Traditionalist

1945- After the End of WW2 Japan’s imperialism ends

1830 British sold opium to China
Hong Kong
1839: Opium war begins
1842: Hong Kong attracted a lot of immigrants
1860: Another battle lost to Britain
1997: Lease for new territories expired
1945-1959: Civil War
1894-1895: Sino-Japanese war
1945: Chian Kai-shek accepts Taiwan’s Return
1970’s 85% of Taiwanese lacked the right to express their preference for rule
1958-1962: China backed off to avoid a war with the United States
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