National Geographic : 1937 Dec
Photograph bySiukee Mack MOTHERS WITH BOUND FEET OFTEN WATCH ATHLETE DAUGHTERS IN SPORT SHOES At the Canton meet in May, 1937, groups from various schools engaged in marching, tugs of war, setting-up exercises, and other events that only recently would have been considered most unbecoming to a Chinese lady. In ten years the southern capital has increased manyfoldits provision forschooling. There areclasses for poor children, night schools for adults, athletic fields for all. Already the mass education movement has appreciably reduced illiteracy.