http://www3.nationalgeographic.com/places/directory.html

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/index.html

Hong Kong and Beijing are listed in National Geographic's PLACES of a LIFETIME: The World's Greatest Destinations.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/places/places-of-a-lifetime.html

Photographs from Jennifer's Travels to Japan and China.

Gender:

China: www.unchina.org/about_china/html/gender.shtml
www.parapundit.com/archives/002121.html

Mongolia: www.gnxp.com/MT2/archives/003545.html

Japan: www.time.com/time/asia/covers/501050829/

North Korea: www.religioustolerance.org/aboforcenk.htm

South Korea: www.asian-nation.org/headlines/2007/12/changing-gender-attitudes-in-south-korea/

Taiwan: www.wcwonline.org/pdf/lawcompiliation/TwainGenderEquityEducation%20Act.pdf

Human Impact on the Enviornment:

China: www.china.org.cn/english/enviornment/238881.htm

Mongolia: http://www.undp.mn/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=34

Japan: http://www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/46336/story.htm

North Korea: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3598966.stm

South Korea: http://www.sino.net/south-korea-tourist-guides/environment.html

Tawain: http://www.ewire.com/display.cfm/Wire_ID/1408

Image Sources:

http://www.gonomad.com/gallery/mongolia/mongoliaphotogallery.html

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/mongolia/

http://www.destination360.com/asia/china/great-wall-of-china.php

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=3367791

http://www.bigfoto.com/asia/japan/index.htm

http://www.korea-hotel.com/

http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2006/08/10/totalitarian-chicks.html