cities of east asia

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Which one of the following associations is not correct?

tokyo- winte capital

What country’s cities generally have the highest quality of life in East Asia?


The British were granted concessions in Shanghai in 1846; they were later joined by the Americans to form the Shanghai International Settlement. What name is given to cities in China that were forced to grant similar concessions to foreign powers?

treaty ports

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


What city does the following statement describe as it existed up through the 1970s? "… a vast, gray city of arrow-straight, wide boulevards and huge Stalinist-style state buildings, punctuated by seemingly endless rows of drab apartment blocks for the working class…"


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


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

east asia

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

hong kong and macau

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


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

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

seoul, and Pyongyang

Which one of these statements about Kyoto is true?

the city was designed on the plan of China’s Tang dynasty capital of Changan

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


Since the late 1970s, the Chinese government has:

greatly relaxed controls on rural-urban migration

The Pudong Project is:

a development scheme for east shanghai

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

they were all conquered by colonial powers

Beijing was transformed into a producer city in the 1950s. Growth in what sector of the economy put Beijing in that category?

the manufacturing sector

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 bumped billions of dollars of forgein exchange in to china each year

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


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 the 1990s, what was the main method used to abate the problems of urban primacy in Seoul?

build master planned new towns outside of seoul

In Hong Kong, which of these is not true?

land for urban expansion has not been a problem

chang’an in china

is the best expression of classic chinese capital city

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


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

turned them into manufacturing centers connected by rail lines

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


In terms of minority populations, how would you describe large Japanese cities?

they’re multicultural but most non-javanese are from south and southeast asia

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

north korea

Chinese cities, especially large ones, are often enclosed by municipal boundaries that:

extend so far out that rural countries with dense farming populations are included

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

an internal passport system

What city is considered the most wired city in the world?


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


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