East Asia is a subregion of Asia that can be defined in either geographical or cultural terms. Geographically, it covers about 6,640,000 km², or 15% of the Asian continent. Culturally, it embraces those societies that are part of the Chinese cultural sphere, displaying heavy historical influence from the Classical Chinese language (including the traditional script), Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism, Mahayana Buddhism, and Daoism. This combination of language, political philosophy, and religion overlaps with the geographical designation of East Asia. ...more on Wikipedia about "East Asia"
Histories for East Asia are listed by area in alphabetical order: ...more on Wikipedia about "History of East Asia"
The situation of human rights in East Asia varies between the region's countries, which differ in history and political orientation, as well as between contexts within each country. ...more on Wikipedia about "Human rights in East Asia"
Korea refers to South Korea and North Korea together, which were a unified country until 1948. It is situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia, bordering China to the northwest and Russia to the northeast. It is populated by a homogeneous ethnic group, the Koreans, who speak a distinct language ( Korean) and use the unique script Hangul. ...more on Wikipedia about "Korea"
Northern China (北方 Hanyu pinyin: Běifāng) and Southern China (南方 Hanyu pinyin: Nánfāng) are two approximate regions within China. The exact boundary between these two regions has never been precisely defined. Nevertheless, the self-perception of Chinese people, especially regional stereotypes, has often been dominated by these two concepts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Northern and southern China"
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