East Asia

Currency from another country.

A system of government that is ruled by the leaders of a religion, or based on the beliefs of a single religion.

An empire that developed from the Roman Empire, centered on Constantinople that lasted from 285 until 1483.

The spiritual and political leader of Tibet, who left the region in 1950 after the country was annexed by China.

An area created by sediments carried by a river.

The movement of people from their rural homes to urban employment centers and back on a regular basis

Fine-grained windblown sediment.

A philosophy that stresses loyalty to family, upholding of social relations and commitment to just social activity.

The dominant ethnicity in China, comprising more than 91 percent of China's total population.

An arc tectonic activity, including volcanoes and earthquakes, caused by the movement of tectonic plates that surround the Pacific Ocean.

The ruling system in Korea with one of the longest continuous political systems from 1392 to 1910.

A dynamic economic model which classifies countries as either core, periphery, or semi-periphery by the economic interactions between them.