National Geographic : 1928 Nov
REVOLUTION HAS SHORN THE CHONI PRINCE OF HIS TITLE AND DOMAIN Prince Yang Chi-ching rendered the author all possible assistance. Through his courtesy the lamas allowed the butter images to be photo graphed (see text, page 614, and Color Plates I, V, IX, XIII, XV, and XVI). Since Doctor Rock's departure from Choni, the Prince has been removed from his high office and is now merely a commissioner of bar barians (see footnote, page 569). TSEMOLING, THE BOY GOD OF CHONI, ISOFLOWLY PARENTAGE The Dalai Lama declared this 4-year-old sonofapoor farmer the incarnation of the Tibetan king, who died ashort time before Doctor Rock's arrival in Choni. Theauthor and hisparty lived inthebuilding erected by the monks as an official residence fortheyouthful Tsemoling, and the boy, at orders from theChoni Prince, occupied temporary quarters in another house.