East Asia is a subregion of Asia in the east. Its boundaries relative to the adjacent metropolitan areas are drawn differently.
Large model and small model
The geographical delimitation of East Asia is controversial. The "small " model this includes that part of Asia, which is under the influence of the extra-tropical monsoon. This includes today's States and Territories Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, North Korea, South China, South Korea and the People's Republic of China ( except occasionally Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and Tibet). Vietnam is expected to Southeast Asia geographically, culturally, however, belongs to East Asia.
In general, the term is now "small" model based on the which can also be culturally and historically defined as that part of Asia, that of the Chinese culture (especially Chinese characters, Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism Mahayana direction, chopsticks ) was coined.
The most numerous peoples of East Asia are Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese.
Northeast Asia as a broad term
In a narrower sense, only the "real " North East Asia is meant: Japan, Korea, China ( occasionally just north of the Great Wall ) and the far eastern part of Russia.
At the East Asia Summit (East Asia Summit, EAS) and the Southeast Asian countries as well as India, Australia and the U.S. are involved in addition to the Far East.
The East Asian Community (English: East Asian Community; EAC) is a scheduled commercial block including the ASEAN Free Trade Area or the East Asia Summit (East Asia Summit, EAS) with.
At the East Asia games are currently participating in the following states and territories:
- People's Republic of China People's Republic of China ( PRC )
- Guam Guam
- Hong Kong Hong Kong
- Japan Japan
- North Korea North Korea
- Flag of South Korea South Korea
- Macau Macau
- Mongolia Mongolia
- Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei (Republic of China)
East Asia has also been called a Russian governorship, which consisted 1903-1905 and Russian Dalni Vostok, ie Far East, said. It consisted of the General Government Amur, the Kwantung Leased Territory and the rest of Manchuria.