National Geographic : 1934 Nov
PART OF "A WOMAN'S $50,000,000 WHIM" With money intended for building warships, the Empress Dowager, Tzu Hsi, built a Summer Palace, with beautiful pleasure pavilions, chro matic religious domes, and a mile-long corridor, of which this forms a portion. China's defense was thereby weakened in her war with Japan in 1894. Finlay Photographs byW. Robert Moore GATE GODS ARECHINESE INSURANCE POLICIES Each New Year of theold Chinese calendar, which comes late in January or early February, many people paste these ferocious-looking images on their gates to ward off evil spirits. Officially, theWestern calendar is now in use and an attempt isbeing made toabolish thelunar year celebration.