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East Asia East Asia is the album by Japanese singer-songwriter Miyuki Nakajima, released in 1992. ... Eastasia is green on the fictitious 1984 world map Eastasia is one of the three superstates in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the others being Oceania and Eurasia. ...

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Area 11,839,074 km²[1]
Population 1,555,784,500[2]
Density 131 per km²
Countries China (PRC)
Japan
North Korea
South Korea
Taiwan (ROC)[3]
Mongolia[4]
Languages Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Taiwanese, and many others
Time zones UTC +7:00 (Western Mongolia) to UTC +9:00 (Japan and Korean Peninsula)
Capital cities Beijing
Pyongyang
Seoul
Taipei
Tokyo
Ulan Bator
Other major cities Busan, Hong Kong,
Kaohsiung, Osaka, Shanghai, Yokohama

East Asia is a subregion of Asia that can be defined in either geographical[5] or cultural[6] terms. Geographically, it covers about 12,000,000 km², or about 28 percent of the Asian continent, about 15 percent bigger than the area of Europe. More than 1.5 billion people, about 40 percent of the population of Asia or a quarter of all the people in the world, live in geographic East Asia, which is about twice the population of Europe. The region is one of the world's most crowded places. The population density of East Asia, 131 per km², is about three times the world average of 45 per km².[7] For other uses, see Formosan languages, Taiwanese Mandarin, and Languages of Taiwan. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Peking redirects here. ... Not to be confused with PyeongChang. ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... This article is about the city. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Template:Infobox Settlementcookis and ceam For the band, see Ulan Bator (band). ... Busan Metropolitan City, also known as Pusan[1] is the largest port city in the Republic of Korea. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Lingya District (苓雅區) Government  - Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) Area  - Total 154 km² (59. ... For other uses, see Osaka (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... For the town of Yokohama in Aomori Prefecture, see Yokohama, Aomori. ... The definition of continental subregions in use by the United Nations. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... For the books called Geography by Ancient Greek authors, see Geographia (Ptolemy) and Geographica (Strabo) For the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, see Geographical (magazine) Geography is the study of the earth and its features, inhabitants, and phenomena. ... The word culture, from the Latin colo, -ere, with its root meaning to cultivate, generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... For the books called Geography by Ancient Greek authors, see Geographia (Ptolemy) and Geographica (Strabo) For the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, see Geographical (magazine) Geography is the study of the earth and its features, inhabitants, and phenomena. ... Animated, colour-coded map showing the various continents. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... One thousand million (1,000,000,000) is the natural number following 999,999,999 and preceding 1,000,000,001. ...


Historically, many societies in East Asia have been part of the Chinese cultural sphere, and East Asian languages/scrips are often derived from Classical Chinese and Chinese script. Major religions include Buddhism (Mahayana and Chan/Zen), Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism, Taoism, and Chinese folk religion, and Shinto in Japan. Greater China, Singapore, and countries culturally linked to Chinese culture. ... Classical Chinese or Literary Chinese is a traditional style of written Chinese based on the grammar and vocabulary of very old forms of Chinese , making it very different from any modern spoken form of Chinese. ... Japanese name Kanji: Hiragana: Korean name Hangul: Hanja: Vietnamese name Quốc ngữ: Hán tá»±: A Chinese character or Han character (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a logogram used in writing Chinese, Japanese, rarely Korean, and formerly Vietnamese. ... Buddhism is a variety of teachings described as a religion[1] or way of life. ... Relief image of the bodhisattva Guan Yin from Mt. ... A woodblock print by Yoshitoshi, (Japan, 1887) depicting Bodhidharma the founder of Chinese Zen. ... A Confucian temple in Wuwei, Peoples Republic of China. ... Neo-Confucianism (traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: )/(traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a form of Confucianism that was primarily developed during the Sung Dynasty, but which can be traced back to Han Yu and Li Ao in the Tang Dynasty. ... Taoism (or Daoism) is the English name referring to a variety of related Chinese philosophical traditions and concepts. ... Clothed statues of Matsu / Mazu (Chinese goddess of the Sea) Chinese folk religion comprises the religion practiced in much of China for thousands of years which included ancestor veneration and drew heavily upon concepts and beings within Chinese mythology. ... Shinto ) is the native religion of Japan and was once its state religion. ...


This combination of language, political philosophy, and religion (as well as art, architecture, holidays and festivals, etc.) overlaps with the geographical designation of East Asia for the most part,[citation needed] with a few exceptions, such as the overseas Chinese (including those in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the West). The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political philosophy is the study of fundamental questions about the state, government, politics, liberty, justice, property, rights, law and the enforcement of a legal code by authority: what they are, why (or even if) they are needed, what makes a government legitimate, what... Languages various Religions Predominantly Taoism, Mahayana Buddhism, traditional Chinese religions, and atheism. ... Occident redirects here. ...


East Asia and Eastern Asia (the latter form preferred by the United Nations) are both more modern terms for the traditional name the Far East[8], which describes the region's geographical position in relation to Europe rather than its location within Asia. However, in contrast to the United Nations definition, East Asia commonly is used to refer to the eastern part of Asia, as the term implies. UN and U.N. redirect here. ... This article is about the Asian regions. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ...

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Other uses of the term East Asia

The following political entities are consistently seen as located in geographic East Asia:[5]

East Asia

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Geographical East Asia

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Geographic East Asia shaded in dark green, cultural and other possible definitions shaded in light green
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese: 東亞
Simplified Chinese: 东亚
Japanese name
Kanji: 東アジア
Kana: ひがしアジア
Korean name
Hangul: 동아시아
Hanja: 東亞細亞
Mongolian name
Mongolian: Зүүн Ази
ᠵᠤᠨ ᠠᠵᠢ
Züün Azi
Russian name
Russian: Восточная Азия
Romanization: Vostochnaja Azija
Vietnamese name
Quốc ngữ: Đông Á
Hán tự: 東亞

In addition the following countries are sometimes included in the definition of East Asia Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Simplified Chinese character (Simplified Chinese: or ; traditional Chinese: or ; pinyin: or ) is one of two standard sets of Chinese characters of the contemporary Chinese written language. ... Map of eastern China and Taiwan, showing the historic distribution of Mandarin Chinese in light brown. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Wade-Giles, sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration) system for the Chinese language based on Mandarin. ... Min (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; POJ: Bân hong-giân; BUC: Mìng huŏng-ngiòng) is a general term for a group of dialects of the Chinese language spoken in the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian as well as by migrants from this province in Guangdong (around Chaozhou-Swatou... Mǐn N n (Chinese: 閩南語), also spelt as Minnan or Min-nan; native name B ; literally means Southern Min or Southern Fujian and refers to the local language/dialect of southern Fujian province, China. ... Technical note: Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... This article is about all of the Cantonese (Yue) dialects. ... Jyutping (sometimes spelled Jyutpin) is a romanization system for Standard Cantonese developed by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK) in 1993. ... Japanese writing Kanji Kana Hiragana Katakana Hentaigana Manyōgana Uses Furigana Okurigana Rōmaji   ) are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system along with hiragana (平仮名), katakana (片仮名), and the Arabic numerals. ... Japanese writing Kanji 漢字 Kana 仮名 Hiragana 平仮名 Katakana 片仮名 Manyogana 万葉仮名 Uses Furigana 振り仮名 Okurigana 送り仮名 Rōmaji ローマ字 For other meanings of Kana, see Kana (disambiguation). ... Japanese writing Kanji Kana Hiragana Katakana Hentaigana Manyōgana Uses Furigana Okurigana Rōmaji The Hepburn romanization system ) is named after James Curtis Hepburn, who used it to transcribe the sounds of the Japanese language into the Latin alphabet in the third edition of his Japanese–English dictionary, published... Japanese writing Kanji 漢字 Kana 仮名 Hiragana 平仮名 Katakana 片仮名 Uses Furigana 振り仮名 Okurigana 送り仮名 Romaji ローマ字 Kunrei-shiki (訓令式, Cabinet-ordered system) is a romanization system, that is, a system for transcribing the Japanese language into the Roman alphabet. ... Jamo redirects here. ... Korean writing systems Hangul Hanja Hyangchal Gugyeol Idu Mixed script Korean romanization Revised Romanization of Korean McCune-Reischauer Yale Romanization Hanja is the Korean name for Chinese characters. ... The Revised Romanization of Korean is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. ... McCune-Reischauer romanization is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced (a modified) McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000. ... For romanization of Russian on Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Romanization of Russian. ... The Vietnamese alphabet has the following 29 letters, in collating order: Vietnamese also uses the 10 digraphs and 1 trigraph below. ... Hán tá»± (漢字, lit. ...

Some definitions are even broader and include Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand.[9][10][11][12] Image File history File links Flag_of_Mongolia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Far Eastern Federal District (highlighted in red) Russian Far East (Russian: ; IPA: ) is a term that refers to the Russian part of the Far East, i. ... Regions of Asia:  Northern Asia  Central Asia  Western Asia  Southern Asia  Eastern Asia  Southeastern Asia North Asia or Northern Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vietnam. ...


The following peoples or societies are commonly seen as being encompassed by cultural East Asia:[13][14][15][16]

Some consider the following countries or regions as part of East Asia, while others do not.[citation needed] Disagreements hinge on the difference between the cultural and geographic definitions of the term. Political perspective is also an important factor. In descending order in terms of the frequency with which they are described as East Asian:[citation needed] The traditional culture of Korea is shared by South Korea and North Korea, but there are regional differences. ...

In infrequent circumstances, the term East Asia is purposefully used to include all countries in Southeast Asia, especially when used in dualism with the term West Asia, the latter of which is then used to include those regions commonly considered West Asia, Central Asia and Southwest Asia.[citation needed] Language(s) Chinese languages Religion(s) Predominantly Taoism, Mahayana Buddhism, traditional Chinese religions, and atheism. ... Qinghai (Chinese: 青海; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Ching-hai; Postal System Pinyin: Tsinghai; Tibetan: མཚོ་སྔོན་ mtsho-sngon; Mongolian: Köke Naγur; Manchu: Huhu Noor) is a province of the Peoples Republic of China, named after the enormous Qinghai Lake. ... This article is about historical/cultural Tibet. ... For the county in Shanxi province, see Xinjiang County. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... Map of South Asia South Asia is a subregion of Asia comprising the modern states of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, . It covers about 4,480,000 km², or 10 percent of the continent, and is also known as the Indian subcontinent. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mongolia. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vietnam. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Far Eastern Federal District (highlighted in red) Russian Far East (Russian: ; IPA: ) is a term that refers to the Russian part of the Far East, i. ... Regions of Asia:  Northern Asia  Central Asia  Western Asia  Southern Asia  Eastern Asia  Southeastern Asia North Asia or Northern Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... A map showing Southwest Asia - The term Middle East is more often used to refer to both Southwest Asia and some North African countries Southwest Asia, or West Asia, is the southwestern part of Asia. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ...  Southwest Asia in most contexts. ...


Other subregions of Asia

Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ...  Southwest Asia in most contexts. ... A map showing Southwest Asia - The term Middle East is more often used to refer to both Southwest Asia and some North African countries Southwest Asia, or West Asia, is the southwestern part of Asia. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Regions of Asia:  Northern Asia  Central Asia  Western Asia  Southern Asia  Eastern Asia  Southeastern Asia North Asia or Northern Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... This article is about Siberia as a whole. ... North Eurasia often refers to Europe except for Mediterranean and Black Sea countries; Russia except for the Northern Caucasus; Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Xinjiang, Manchuria and northern Japan. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Central Eurasia is a geographic term. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...

See also

Kekeke. ... Asian Network of Major Cities 21 is a body representing the interests of several of Asias largest capital cities around common themes of importance, including urban planning, sustainability and crisis management. ... East Asian languages or the East Asian sprachbund describe two notional groupings of languages in East and Southeast Asia, either (1) languages which have been greatly influenced by Classical Chinese, or the CJKV Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese) area or (2) a larger grouping including the CJKV area as well... Japanese name Kanji: Hiragana: Korean name Hangul: Hanja: Vietnamese name Quốc ngữ: Hán tá»±: The art of calligraphy is widely practiced and revered in the East Asian civilizations that use Chinese characters. ... Korean name Hangul: Skyline of Central, Hong Kongs financial centre, over Victoria Harbour (viewed from Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong) Seoul, the capital of South Korea The skyline of Singapores Central Business District (CBD) at dawn. ... Economic history is the study of economic change, and of economic phenomena in the past. ... The East Asia Summit (EAS) is a pan-Asia forum held annually by the leaders of 16 countries in East Asia and the region, with ASEAN in a leadership position. ... // What we know today as the ancient Chinese culture were developed in the northern area of modern China. ... Greater China, Singapore, and countries culturally linked to Chinese culture. ... East Asian Community is a proposed Trade bloc for the East Asia countries that may arise out of either ASEAN Plus Three or the East Asia Summit. ... Far Eastern Federal District (highlighted in red) Russian Far East (Russian: ; IPA: ) is a term that refers to the Russian part of the Far East, i. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ The area figure is based on the combined areas of the People's Republic of China (including Hong Kong, Macau, Aksai Chin, and Trans-Karakoram Tract), the Republic of China (Taiwan), Japan, North Korea, South Korea, and Mongolia as listed at List of countries and outlying territories by total area.
  2. ^ The population figure is the combined populations of the People's Republic of China (Mainland China only), Hong Kong, Macau, the Republic of China (Taiwan), Japan, North Korea, South Korea, and Mongolia as listed at List of countries by population (last updated March 8, 2008).
  3. ^ a b The Republic of China (Taiwan) is not recognized by the whole international community as a sovereign country, see Political status of Taiwan.
  4. ^ sometimes included in Central Asia or North Asia.
  5. ^ a b c d East Asia. encarta. Micosoft. Retrieved on 2008-01-12. “East A·sia [ st áyə ] the countries, territories, and regions of China, Hong Kong, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Macau, Mongolia, parts of Russia, and Taiwan.”
  6. ^ Columbia University - "East Asian cultural sphere" "The East Asian cultural sphere evolves when Japan, Korea, and what is today Vietnam all share adapted elements of Chinese civilization of this period (that of the Tang dynasty), in particular Buddhism, Confucian social and political values, and literary Chinese and its writing system."
  7. ^ See, List of countries by population density
  8. ^ Far East. encarta. Micosoft. Retrieved on 2008-01-12. “Far East [ fr st ] a former term for the countries of East Asia, sometimes extended to include those of Southeast Asia (dated)”
  9. ^ AusAid, Countries & Regions, accessed on 12 January 2008
  10. ^ US Department of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs - Countries and Other Areas, accessed on 12 January 2008
  11. ^ World Bank, East Asia and Pacific, accessed on 12 January 2008
  12. ^ ASEAN, Chairman's Statement of the 3rd East Asia Summit Singapore, as part of 2007 East Asia Summit 21 November 2007, accessed on 12 January 2007
  13. ^ Columbia University East Asian Cultural Sphere [1]
  14. ^ R. Keith Schopper's East Asia: Identities and Change in the Modern World [2]
  15. ^ Joshua A. Fogel (UC Santa Barbara/University of Indiana) Nationalism, the Rise of the Vernacular, and the Conceptualization of Modernization in East Asian Comparative Perspective [3]
  16. ^ United Nations Environment Programme (mentions sinosphere countries) Approaches to Solution of Eutrophication [4]
  17. ^ Center for South Asia Studies: University of California, Berkeley [5]
  18. ^ Center for South Asia Outreach UW-Madison [6]
  19. ^ Department of South Asia Studies: University of Pennsylvania [7]
  20. ^ South Asia Language Resource Center: The University of Chicago [8]
  21. ^ AIIS Advanced Language Programs in India [9]
  22. ^ Tibet is located on the Tibetan Plateau which is in Central Asia.[10]

Countries by area. ... Map of countries by population for the year 2007 This is a list of countries ordered according to population. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... “Sovereign” redirects here. ... Taiwan Strait area The controversy regarding the political status of Taiwan hinges on whether Taiwan, including the Pescadores (Penghu), should remain the effective territory of the Republic of China (ROC), become unified with the territories now governed by the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), or become the Republic of... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... Regions of Asia:  Northern Asia  Central Asia  Western Asia  Southern Asia  Eastern Asia  Southeastern Asia North Asia or Northern Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density by country, 2006 List of countries and dependencies by population density in inhabitants/km². The list includes sovereign states and self-governing dependent territories that are recognized by the United Nations. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The East Asia Summit (EAS) is a pan-Asia forum held annually by the leaders of 16 countries in East Asia and the region, with ASEAN in a leadership position. ... Tibet Autonomous Region, Qinghai Province and Sichuan Province of China lie on the Tibetan Plateau. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ...

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