Social Studies - 2019-20

WG.12 c - Economic Characteristics of East Asia

The student will analyze the characteristics of the East Asian region by 

c) explaining important economic characteristics; 

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Many East Asian countries are a crucial link in the production network and are under competitive pressure. Their cooperative relations with neighboring countries put them in a position to upgrade their industrial capabilities from low-tech to high-tech.

ESSENTIALS

Economic characteristics 

  • Varied economies in the region, ranging from subsistence and commercial agriculture, to high-tech industrial manufacturing, to service jobs 
  • Strong participation in global markets 
  • Automotive 
  • Electronics 
  • Shipping magnates 
  • China is in transition from a centrally planned economy 
  • Environmental degradation 
  • Deforestation 
  • Fishing 
  • Rice

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Jun 13, 2018