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Greenville County Library System at Sep 19, 2022 03:26 PM

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[photograph of a busy street in Peking]

INSTEAD OF NARROW, TORTUOUS STREETS, PEKING HAS STRAIGHT, BROAD THOROUGHFARES, MANY OF THEM THREE MILES LONG

The explanation for the difference in physical aspect between China’s capital and such cities as Shanghai, Canton, and Hankow is that Peking is a Tatar rather than a Chinese city, for it was built by adventurous barbarians of the north, men who lived in the saddle and upon the steppes and plains (see text, page 335).

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