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Far East

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Location of Far East
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese: 遠東
Simplified Chinese: 远东
Literal meaning: Far East
Japanese name
Kanji: 極東
Kana: きょくとう
Hiragana: Japanese Hiragana
Korean name
Hangul: 극동
Hanja: 極東
Malay name
Malay: Timur Jauh
Portuguese name
Portuguese: Extremo Oriente
Russian name
Russian: Дальний Восток
Thai name
Thai: ตะวันออกไกล

The Far East is a term often used by some people in the Western world to refer to the countries of East Asia.[1] It is a Eurocentric term that nevertheless retains a degree of popular usage. 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. ... Tongyong Pinyin (Chinese: ; pinyin: Tōngyòng pÄ«nyÄ«n; literally Universal/General Usage Sound-combining) is the current official romanization of the Chinese language adopted by the national government (although not all local governments) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) since 2002. ... 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). ... Hiragana ) is a Japanese syllabary, one component of the Japanese writing system, along with katakana and kanji; the Latin alphabet is also used in some cases. ... 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 The title given to this article lacks diacritics because of certain technical limitations. ... 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. ... Korean writing systems Hangul Hanja Hyangchal Gugyeol Idu Mixed script Korean romanization Revised Romanization of Korean McCune-Reischauer Yale Romanization 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. ... Not to be confused with the Malayalam language, spoken in India. ... Occident redirects here. ... This article is about the geographical region. ... Eurocentrism is the practice, conscious or otherwise, of placing emphasis on European (and, generally, Western) concerns, culture and values at the expense of those of other cultures. ...

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Popularisation

The term Far East was popularized in the English language during the period of the British Empire as a blanket term for lands to the east of British India. Prior to World War I, the Near East referred to relatively nearby lands of the Ottoman Empire, Middle East to northwestern South Asia and Central Asia, and Far East for countries along the western Pacific Ocean and countries along the eastern Indian Ocean. Many European languages have analogous terms, such as the French Extrême-Orient, Spanish Extremo Oriente, Portuguese Extremo Oriente, German Ferner Osten, Italian Estremo Oriente, Polish Daleki Wschód, and Dutch Verre Oosten. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... For a comprehensive list of the territories that formed the British Empire, see Evolution of the British Empire. ... Anthem God Save The King-Emperor The British Indian Empire, 1909 Capital Calcutta (1858 - 1912) New Delhi (1912 - 1947) Language(s) Hindustani, English and many others Government Monarchy Emperor of India  - 1858-1901 Victoria¹  - 1901-1910 Edward VII  - 1910-1936 George V  - 1936 Edward VIII  - 1936-1947 George VI Viceroy... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Inhabitants of the Near East, late nineteenth century. ... Motto دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) Anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Borders in 1683, see: list of territories Capital Söğüt (1299–1326) Bursa (1326–1365) Edirne (1365–1453) Ä°stanbul (1453–1922) Government Monarchy Sultans  - 1281–1326 (first) Osman I  - 1918–22 (last) Mehmed VI Grand Viziers  - 1320... 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. ... 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 region of Asia from the Caspian Sea in the west to central China in the east, and from southern Russia in the north to...


Cultural as well as geographic meaning

Significantly, the term evokes cultural as well as geographic separation; the Far East is not just geographically distant, but also culturally exotic. It never refers, for instance, to the culturally Western nations of Australia and New Zealand, which lie even farther to the east of Europe than East Asia itself. This combination of cultural and geographic subjectivism was well illustrated in 1939 by the Prime Minister of Australia, R. G Menzies. Reflecting upon his country's geopolitical concerns with the onset of war, Menzies commented that: Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, KT, AK, CH, FRS, QC (20 December 1894 – 15 May 1978), Australian politician, was the twelfth and longest-serving Prime Minister of Australia, serving eighteen and a half years. ...

"The problems of the Pacific are different. What Great Britain calls the Far East is to us the near north."[2]

Far East in its usual sense is comparable to terms such as the Orient, which means East; the Eastern world; or simply the East. South East Asia and the Russian Far East might now be included in the Far East to some extent due to recent Chinese migration to Russia, and the Korean diaspora in Russia. The term the Orient - literally meaning sunrise, east - is traditionally used to refer to Near, Middle, and Far Eastern countries. ... A compass rose For other uses, see East (disambiguation). ... The term Eastern world refers very broadly to the various cultures, social structures and philosophical systems of the East, namely Asia (including China, India, Japan, and surrounding regions). ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... 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. ... 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. ... Languages Russian, Koryo-mar Religions Orthodox Christianity, Protestantism, Buddhism, others[2] Related ethnic groups Koreans, Sakhalin Koreans Koryo-saram (Russian: Корё сарам; Koryo-mar: 고려사람) is the name which ethnic Koreans in the Post-Soviet states use to refer to themselves. ...


Eurocentrism

Use of the term in the Western world has become somewhat circumscribed due to its Eurocentrism and association with European imperialism in Asia. The more precise East Asia and Southeast Asia, or larger umbrella terms, such as Pacific Rim, are preferred in cultural and economic studies. The region's growth has also given new meaning to the term as meaning the Far East of the world (i.e. the easternmost continental land in the Eastern Hemisphere) rather than to the Far East of Europe. Occident redirects here. ... Eurocentrism is the practice, conscious or otherwise, of placing emphasis on European (and, generally, Western) concerns, culture and values at the expense of those of other cultures. ... Imperialism in Asia traces its roots back to the late 15th century with a series of voyages that sought a sea passage to India in the hope of establishing direct trade between Europe and Asia in spices. ... The eastern hemisphere of Earth, highlighted in yellow. ...


Despite its shortcomings, the term is unlikely to fade from use completely due to historical usage within the names of many Asian-based commercial enterprises and institutions. Examples include: Far Eastern National University in Vladivostok, Far Eastern University in the City of Manila, South Korean's Far East University, and the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic ReviewNORTh America have historically used Far East for several military units and commands in the region: Far Eastern National University (Russian: ) is an institution of higher education located in Vladivostok, Russia. ... For the Forty-foot equivalent unit (FEU), see Forty-foot equivalent unit. ... Far East University is located in Gamgok-myeon, Eumseong County, North Chungcheong province, South Korea. ... A cover of the then-weekly Far Eastern Economic Review in September 2003 The Far Eastern Economic Review (Chinese: 遠東經濟評論; also referred to as FEER) is an English language Asian news magazine. ...

The Far East Command was a British military command which had 2 distinct periods. ... The RAF Far East Air Force was the command organisation that controlled all Royal Air Force assets in the east of Asia. ... The Far East Air Force (USAFFE) was formed from the Philippine Army Air Corps on August 4, 1941. ... The Far East Network or FEN, was a network of American military radio and television stations, primarily serving U.S Forces in Japan, Okinawa, the Philippines, and U.S. Territory of Guam. ...

Territories and regions conventionally included under the term Far East

Name of region[3] and
territory, with flag
Area
(km²)
Population
(1 July 2002 est.)
Population density
(per km²)
Capital
Flag of Brunei Brunei 5,770 350,898 60.8 Bandar Seri Begawan
Flag of Cambodia Cambodia 181,040 12,775,324 70.6 Phnom Penh
Flag of the People's Republic of China China[4] 9,584,492 1,384,303,705 134.0 Beijing
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong (China)[5] 1,092 7,303,334 6,688.0
Flag of Indonesia Indonesia[6] 1,419,588 227,026,560 159.9 Jakarta
Flag of Japan Japan 377,835 126,974,628 336.1 Tokyo
Flag of Laos Laos 236,800 5,777,180 24.4 Vientiane
Flag of Macau Macau (China)[7] 25 461,833 18,473.3
Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 329,750 22,662,365 68.7 Kuala Lumpur
Flag of Mongolia Mongolia 1,565,000 2,694,432 1.7 Ulaanbaatar
Flag of Burma Myanmar (Burma) 678,500 42,238,224 62.3 Naypyidaw[8]
Flag of North Korea North Korea 120,540 22,224,195 184.4 Pyongyang
Flag of the Philippines Philippines 300,000 84,525,639 281.8 Manila
Flag of Russia Russia[9] 13,115,200 39,129,729 3.0 Moscow
Flag of Singapore Singapore 704 4,483,900 6,369.0 Singapore
Flag of South Korea South Korea 98,480 48,324,000 490.7 Seoul
Flag of Thailand Thailand 514,000 62,354,402 121.3 Bangkok
Flag of East Timor Timor-Leste (East Timor)[10] 15,007 952,618 63.5 Dili
Flag of the Republic of China Taiwan[11] 35,980 22,548,009 626.7 Taipei
Flag of Vietnam Vietnam 332,885 81,098,416 246.1 Hanoi

This article is about the geographical region. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... For other places with the same name, see Korea (disambiguation). ... North Korea, officially the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK; Korean: Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk; Hangul: 조선민주주의인민공화국; Hanja: 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國), is a country in eastern Asia, covering the northern half of the peninsula of Korea. ... This article is about the country in East Asia. ... Anthem Hymn of the Russian Federation Capital (and largest city) Moscow Official languages Russian official throughout nation; thirty others co-official in various regions Government Semi-presidential federal republic  -  President Vladimir Putin  -  Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov Formation  -  Declared June 12, 1990   -  Finalized December 25, 1991  Area  -  Total 17,075,400... For other uses, see Mongolia (disambiguation). ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Motto Independence - Freedom - Happiness Anthem Tiến Quân Ca Army March (first verse) Capital Hanoi Largest city Ho Chi Minh City Official languages Vietnamese Demonym Vietnamese Government Socialist republic1  -  President  -  Prime Minister  -  General Secretary Independence from chicago USA   -  Date zinctuphre 9859 bc   -  maggie and garret are from here to... Anthem: Kaba Ma Kyei Capital Naypyidaw , Largest city Yangon (Rangoon) Official languages Burmese Recognised regional languages Jingpho, Shan, Karen, Mon, Rakhine Demonym Burmese Government Military junta  -  Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Senior General Than Shwe  -  Vice Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Vice-Senior General... LAOS redirects here. ... Siam redirects here. ... For the 1981 song by British singer Kim Wilde, see Cambodia (song) . Motto:  Nation, Religion, King Anthem: Nokoreach Capital (and largest city) Phnom Penh Official languages Khmer Demonym Cambodian Government Constitutional monarchy  -  King Norodom Sihamoni  -  Prime Minister Hun Sen Independence  -  from France November 9, 1953  Area  -  Total 181,035 km... Motto: Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu Unity Is Strength1 Anthem: Negaraku My Country1 Capital (and largest city) Kuala Lumpur Official languages Malay2  Demonym Malaysian Government Federal constitutional monarchy and Parliamentary democracy  -  Yang di-Pertuan Agong Mizan Zainal Abidin  -  Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Independence  -  from the United Kingdom (Malaya only... Motto: Always in service with Gods guidance(translation) Anthem: Allah Peliharakan Sultan God Bless the Sultan Official languages Malay Demonym Bruneian Government Absolute Islamic Sultanate  -  Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Independence  -  End of British occupation January 1, 1984  Area  -  Total 5,765 km² (172th) 2,226 sq mi   -  Water (%) 8. ... Motto: Majulah Singapura Onward, Singapore Capital Singapore City (Downtown Core)1 , Official languages English  Malay  Mandarin (Chinese)  Tamil Demonym Singaporean Government Parliamentary republic  -  President Sellapan Ramanathan  -  Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Independence  -  City status July 24, 1951   -  Self-government 3 June 1959[1]   -  Declaration of independence 31 August 1963   -  Merger... Motto: Bhinneka Tunggal Ika(Old Javanese) Unity in Diversity National ideology: Pancasila[1] Anthem: Indonesia Raya Capital (and largest city) Jakarta Official languages Indonesian Demonym Indonesian Government Presidential republic  -  President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono  -  Vice President Jusuf Kalla Independence  -  Declared 17 August 1945 (formerly Dutch East Indies)  Area  -  Total 1,919... This article is about the country in Southeast Asia. ... The definition of continental subregions in use by the United Nations. ... For other uses, see Flag (disambiguation). ... This is a list of the countries of the world sorted by area. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brunei. ... Website: http://www. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cambodia. ... Nickname: Location of Phnom Penh, Cambodia Coordinates: , Country Province Settled 1372 Became Capital 1865 Government  - Type Municipality  - Mayor & Governor H.E. Keb Chutema (Khmer: )  - Vice Governors H.E. Than Sina, H.E. Map Sarin, H.E. Seng Tong Area  - Total 376 km² (145. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Peking redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Jakarta (also DKI Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Laos. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Macau. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (English: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - Total 243. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mongolia. ... September 2004 Ulan Bator, or Ulaanbaatar (Улаанбаатар, [UlaÉ£an BaÉ£atar]) in Mongolian, is the capital of Mongolia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Myanmar. ... Anthem: Kaba Ma Kyei Capital Naypyidaw , Largest city Yangon (Rangoon) Official languages Burmese Recognised regional languages Jingpho, Shan, Karen, Mon, Rakhine Demonym Burmese Government Military junta  -  Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Senior General Than Shwe  -  Vice Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Vice-Senior General... Naypyidaw (also spelt Nay Pyi Taw, literally Royal City) is currently the national capital of Myanmar, located in Kyatpyae Village, Pyinmana Township of Mandalay Division. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Korea. ... Not to be confused with PyeongChang. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Location within Thailand Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_East_Timor. ... The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, commonly known as East Timor, is an island nation in Southeast Asia, consisting of the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecussi-Ambeno, a political exclave of East Timor situated on the western side of... Dili, also spelled Díli, Dilli or Dilly, is the capital of East Timor. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... This article is about the city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vietnam. ... For the puzzle, see Tower of Hanoi. ...

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Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... Greater China, Singapore, and countries culturally linked to Chinese culture. ... Dark blue: the Indian subcontinent, Light Blue: Other countries culturally linked to India, notably Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia and Malaysia, Purple: Regions not included in Indosphere, but with significant current or historical Indian cultural influence, notably Afghanistan, Tibet, Yunnan and Baluchistan region. ... Korean name Hangul: Skyline of Central, Hong Kongs financial centre (viewed from Victoria Peak, Hong Kong) Seoul, the capital of South Korea The skyline of Singapores town area at dusk. ... This article is about the geographical region. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... 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. ...

References

  1. ^ AskOxford: Far East
  2. ^ Broadcast Speech by Mr R.G. Menzies, Prime Minister
  3. ^   Continental regions as per UN categorisations (map), except 12. Depending on definitions, various territories cited below (notes 6, 11-13, 15, 17-19, 21-23) may be in one or both of Asia and Europe, Africa, or Oceania.
  4. ^   The current state is formally known as the People's Republic of China (PRC), which is subsumed by the eponymous entity and civilisation (China). Figures given are for mainland China only, and do not include Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.
  5. ^   Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the PRC.
  6. ^   Indonesia is often considered a transcontinental country in Southeastern Asia and Oceania; figures do not include Irian Jaya and Maluku Islands, frequently reckoned in Oceania (Melanesia/Australasia).
  7. ^   Macau is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the PRC.
  8. ^   The administrative capital of Myanmar was officially moved from Yangon (Rangoon) to a militarised greenfield just west of Pyinmana on 6 November 2005.
  9. ^   Russia is generally considered a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe (UN region) and Northern Asia; population and area figures are for Asian portion only.
  10. ^   Timor-Leste is often considered a transcontinental country in Southeastern Asia and Oceania.
  11. ^   Figures are for the area under the de facto control of the Republic of China (ROC) government, frequently referred to as Taiwan. Claimed in whole by the PRC; see political status of Taiwan.


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