Chapter 19: Geography and the Early Settlement of China


Physical Map of China: mountains, rivers, deserts, plateaus
Physical Map of China: mountains, rivers, deserts, plateaus

Physical Map of China: Tibetan Plateau, Himalaya Mountains, Gobi and Taklamakan Deserts, Yellow, Yangtze, Pearl Rivers
(http://www.china-family-adventure.com/physical-map-of-china.html)


China is a very diverse land including deserts, mountains and fertile river basins.
Much of western China is mountains with the Himalaya, Tian and Pamir ranges. Western China also has a large desert. Central China consists of mountainous regions.
Rivers also play a major role in China, both for transportation and for irrigation. Much of the northern wheat fields and southern rice fields are irrigated from rivers. (
http://www.kidport.com/reflib/worldgeography/China/China.htm#GeographicLandmarks)
Mountains
Mountains

Mountains
Mountains