[ noun ] (geography) a popular expression for the countries of eastern Asia (usually including China and Mongolia and Taiwan and Japan and Korea and Indochina and eastern Siberia)
Used in print(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)
Each time his objective had been the same - a direct water passage from Western Europe to the Far_East .(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)
I was having lunch not_long ago ( apologies to N._V._Peale ) with three distinguished historians ( one specializing in the European Middle_Ages , one in American history , and one in the Far_East ) , and I asked them if they could name instances where the general mores had been radically changed with `` deliberate speed , majestic instancy '' ( Francis_Thompson 's words for the Hound_of_Heaven 's pursuit ) by judicial fiat .