CHINA: Inner Mongolia for Inner Mongolians

Inner Mongolia for Inner Mongolians

Between Manchukuo and Outer Mongolia (Russian sphere of influence) lies the vast Inner Mongolian plateau, a flat wilderness of grass ruled by hairy, fur-clad Mongol princes under the nominal overlordship of China's Nanking Government. Last month from every corner of Chahar and Suiyuan Provinces the princes of Mongolia left their herds of horses, camels and sheep to ride toward the great Lama Temple at Bathahalak, 100 mi. north of Kweihwa. In a little valley they found it, an exquisite cluster of white Manchu buildings, gold-crested pinnacles, infested...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!