East Asia Terms

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Ainu

First people to reach Japan; the native people of Japan

Boxer Rebellion

Secret society, "righteous harmonious fists" want to expel all foreigners

Buddhism

The answer to human suffering lay not in worshipping gods, but in right thinking and selfdenial.

Command Economy

An economic system in which the government controls the entire economy.

Confucianism

Religion/philosophy emphasizing moral order, the humanity and virtue of China's ancient rulers, and gentlemanly education.

Dalai Lama

The spiritual leader of Vajrayana (Tibetan) Buddhism, believed to be an incarnation of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara.

Dynasty

a line of rulers descended from the same family

Economic Tiger

A country with rapid economic growth due to cheap labor, high technology and aggressive exports

Female Infanticide

The intentional killing of baby girls due to the high preference for male babies and from the low value associated with the birth of females

Gobi Desert

Largest desert region in Asia that covers the north/northwest part of China

Han Chinese

Inhabitants of China proper who considered others to be outsiders. They felt that they were the only authentic Chinese.

Jakota Triangle

The easternmost region of the East Asian realm, consisting of Japan, (South) Korea, and Taiwan

Landfill

A waste disposal site for the deposit of solid waste from human activities.

Mao Zedong

1893-1976, Chinese Communist leader: chairman of the People's Republic of China

Market Economy

Economy in which individuals control production and allocation decisions through supply and demand

North China Plain

The fertile region between the Huang He and Chang Jiang rivers.

One Child Policy

Created by Mao, keep population down, resulted in infanticide

Public Policy

A general plan of action adopted by the government to solve a social problem, counter a threat, or pursue an objective.

Samurai

A Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy

Shintoism

Means the way of the gods and was the traditional religion of Japan.