National Geographic : 1940 Apr
Photograph by W. J.lies "GET YOUR TOES IN THE DIRT, LOTUS FLOWER! ALL TOGETHER NOW-PULL!THAT'S GOT 'EM!" Outdoor sport is one of Christian civilization's greatest gifts to China; it is particularly apparent in the larger citiesand about mission schools. Compare thehappy, excited girls here with the secluded Chinese woman of tradition, who seldom spoke to any man outside herfamily.