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ONE OF THE SUPERB BRONZE LIONS IN THE COURT OF THE LAMA TEMPLE, PEKING This temple monastery is located near the north wall of the city (see page 219) and was once an imperial palace. Under the Empire it was liberally subsidized, but the Republic has allowed it to fall into disrepair. It was once the residence of an "Hutuktu," or Living Buddha, and housed some 1,500 priests and monks, mostly Mongolians. Inside the temple is a great wooden image of a Buddha 75 feet high, reputed to be carved from a single trunk of cedar.
A VIEW OF UPPER FOOCHOW, FUKIEN PROVINCE
In the river are great rafts of new lumber. China's nonnavigable streams are often entirely covered with lumber at flood time, when guards
The heavy wheels of this distinctive vehicle are iron-tired and somewhat loose on their axles. As they are totally devoid of springs and the
MONGOLIANS BRINGING YOUNG FALCONS TO PEKING
Falconry is an ancient sport in North China. In early times it was a very practical pursuit, aiding man in his search for food, but it later assumed the proportions of an avocation among the Manchus and Mongols of the capital city. The small leather hoods which cover the heads of these birds are only removed within the loft or at the moment when the falcon is to be flown at quarry (see, also, "Falconry, the Sport of Kings," in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE for December, 1920).