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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.



In the river are great rafts of new lumber. China's nonnavigable streams are often entirely covered with lumber at flood time, when guards
for its exquisite lacquer ware and for its beautiful relief carvings.
are stationed at short intervals along the banks to prevent theft of logs. This seaport on the Min River, between Shanghai and Hongkong, is famous

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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
roads are usually rough, a lengthy journey in one of these carts does not constitute a pleasure jaunt. The driver covers most of the journey on
foot, trudging along beside his mule and only occasionally taking a rest by sitting on the shaft. The Peking cart, until very recently, was extensively
used throughout North China, but it is fast being displaced by more modern and more comfortable methods of transport.



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).

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