China and its Geographic Features

Daniel Lowe- Through the Eyes of a Foreigner.


During 1750, China was a vast empire. Being home to approximately one-quarter of the world’s population, the country stretched over 9000 Kilometres from the west coast to the east coast. This vast Chinese empire included a wide variety of groups. Including those who thought they were Chinese, they included Chinese, Tibetans and Muslims, Mongols, Manchus and Taiwanese. The Tibetans and Muslims were found in the west, the Mongols and Manchus were in the north and Taiwanese in the east.

Back then, in the 18th and 19th century, the Chinese empire included land that is now part of modern day Russia,, Japan, Krgyzstan and Kazahstan. China included fertile farmland and rich river-systems. China is also home to the longest river in Asia. The Yangtze River. It flows from Tibet to the East China Sea.

There were also farms in the Yangtze Valley, these farms provided more than one-third of China’s crops. Beijing, the Capital city of Modern…

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