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List of Countries in East Asia

East Asia is a sub-region in Asian continent. The geographical delimitation of East Asia is controversial. There are various concepts for this.

Large model and small model

  • The “small” model includes that part of Asia that is under the influence of the extra-tropical monsoons. These include the present-day states and territories of Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, North Korea, the Republic of China, South Korea and the People's Republic of China (occasionally except for Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and Tibet). Vietnam is geographically included in Southeast Asia, but culturally belongs to East Asia.
  • The “large” model differentiates between Northeast Asia, including Mongolia, and the Pacific coastal area of ​​Russia east of the Amur, and Southeast Asia. In general, the term is now used to refer to the “small” model, which can also be defined in cultural and historical terms as that part of Asia that was shaped by Chinese culture (especially Chinese characters, chopsticks, Daoism, Confucianism, Mahayana Buddhism).

In general, the term is used today to refer to the “small” model, which can also be defined in cultural and historical terms as that part of Asia that was shaped by Chinese culture (especially Chinese characters, Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism of the Mahayana direction, chopsticks).

The numerically largest peoples in East Asia are Han Chinese, Japanese, Koreans and Vietnamese.

Northeast Asia as a broad term

Northeast Asia in the broader sense includes North Asia and East Asia, i.e. the entire Asian part of Russia (Siberia and the Far East) and Mongolia as well as Japan, China, North Korea and South Korea.

In the narrower sense, only the actual northern East Asia is meant: Japan, Korea, China (occasionally only north of the Great Wall) and the Far Eastern part of Russia.

Map of East Asia

In politics

At the East Asia Summit (East Asia Summit, EAS) next to the East Asian and Southeast Asian countries and are India, Australia and the United States participated.

The East Asian Community (EAC) is a planned trade bloc that includes the ASEAN Free Trade Area or the East Asia Summit (EAS).

In sports

The following states and territories are currently participating in the East Asian Games:

  • China (People's Republic of China)
  • Guam
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • North Korea
  • South Korea
  • Macau
  • Mongolia
  • Chinese Taipei (Republic of China)

 


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