Cities Final (East Asia)

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Tokyo, Shanghai, and Osaka are all:


The People’s Republic of China:

is not among the world’s most urbanized countries but is among the world’s mot rapidly urbanizing countries

Which one of the following associations is not correct?

Tokyo- "winter capital" of a great empire

Which one of these statements about Kyoto is true?

The traditional crafts have largely disappeared in the wake of modernization

Changan, in China:

is one of the best expressions of the classic Chinese capital city

The urban landscapes of which region were least altered by European colonialism?

East Asia

Hong Kong, translated, means "fragrant harbor." The translation tells you something about Hong Kong’s:


What do Taipei, Seoul, and Hong Kong have in common?

They were all conquered by colonial powers

The cities of Manchuria became part of imperial Japan in the 1930s. What did Japan do to these cities?

Japan turned them into manufacturing centers connected by rail lines

In Hong Kong, which of these is not true?

Peripheral land in the administrative region is available for urban expansion.

Space for Tokyo’s urban development has been provided by:

all of the above (erecting skyscrapers, claiming land, spreading)

Within Japan’s urban core is an inner core known as what?


Like other cities that are command-and-control points of the global economy, Tokyo has modeled its growth on:

all of the above (vertical development, multifunctional development, compact development)

Since the late 1970s, the Chinese government has:

greatly relaxed controls on rural-to-urban migration

Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace are signature landscapes of what city?


Xidan is a modern, busy shopping area. Wangfujing is a popular, pedestrianized retail strip. Zhongguancun is "China’s Silicon Valley." In what city are Xidan, Wangfujing, and Zhongguancun?


After the Communist Party took control, Beijing was transformed into a producer city. Growth in what sector of the economy put Beijing in that category?

The manufacturing sector

If Beijing is the "Washington, D.C., of China," then what city is the "New York City of China"?


Pudong is:

a high rise, globally-connected district in eastern Shanghai

Which one of the following cities functions under an authoritarian national government but a capitalist economic system?


Because they were returned to the People’s Republic only two decades ago, what two cities today enjoy the privileges of being Special Administrative Regions (SARs)?

Hong Kong and Macau

Why did the People’s Republic permit Hong Kong to thrive as a coastal enclave of Western-style capitalism and British colonialism for so long?

Hong Kong pumped billions of dollars of foreign exchange into China each year.

Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Zhuhai, and Macau form a single urbanized area that completely engulfs:

the Pearl River Delta

What Chinese city, because of its colonial heritage, has a distinctly Japanese flavor?


For at least three decades, from the 1950s through the 1970s, cities of East Asia evolved along two distinctly different development paths. Which one of the following cities did not follow the socialist development path during that period?


In 2010, Taipei ceased to be Taiwan’s most populous city as a result of:

the creation of New Taipei City in the suburbs

In the late 20th century, what was the main method used to temper the urban primacy of Seoul?

building master-planned new towns outside of Seoul

Since the late 1970s, all except which one of the following characteristics has applied to the PRC’s economic system and therefore its cities?

policy of self-reliance

When agriculture was de-collectivized in China, what happened to the rural population?

all of the above

Because of its location at the top of the global urban hierarchy, what East Asian city ranks among the world’s three global cities?


Which one of the following not true of Taipei’s urban geography?

Inner city population has plummeted, creating a doughnut hole of population density.

Which one of the following trends works against the greening of East Asia’s cities?

Rising automobile use

The restoration of Cheonggye Stream (Cheonggyecheon):

helped to re-brand Seoul as a green city

Urban environmental initiatives in East Asia include all of the following except:

pushing low-density development into urban expansion zones

The cities of what country have been least affected by the forces of globalization?

North Korea

The hokou system in the People’s Republic of China functioned as:

an internal passport system

Which pair of cities fits the description "capitals of a divided nation"?

Seoul and Pyongyang

Lhasa, which is being turned into a culturally Chinese city, is the capital of what country?


Although much traditional housing in central Beijing has been torn down, some courtyard houses (some turned into shops) remain. Where would you find these traditional courtyard houses?

in hutongs (alleys)

Cheap migrant labor in Chinese cities comes primarily from:

rural areas of China

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