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Beijing

China's capital, with a population of 12 million people

Confucianism

Main religion of China

East Sea

Also known as the Sea of Japan

Formosa

Portuguese name for Taiwan

Gobi Desert

One of the worlds largest deserts, covers part of China and present-day Mongolia

Grand Canal

A canal that connects Huang He and Chang Jiang. It is the longest canal ever built.

Great Wall of China

A 1500 mile long wall that protected China from invaders

Hong Kong

The former british colony and is now part of China

Islands of Japan

Honshu, Hokkaido, Shikoku, Kyushu

Junks

Large, chinese flat-bottomed sailing ships, designed for fishing, transportation and shelter

Korea

An Asian peninsula (off Manchuria) separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan, means "chosen"

Land of the Rising Sun

Japan's nickname because it is one of the first countries to see the sun rise

Loess

Fine windblown yellow soil

Macao

Portugese trade port in China, known for gambling and drug trading

Mekong River

A major river that runs south from southern China through Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam

Mongolia

World's largest landlocked nation

Mongolian Plateau

Located in northern China

Mount Fuji

The highest peak in Japan at 12,388 feet, volcano that last erupted in 1707, considered a sacred mountain

North China Plain

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

North Korea

Communist