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Identifier: pekingoverlandro00thom
Title: Peking and the overland route
Year: 1917 (1910s)
Authors: Thomas Cook Ltd
Subjects: Beijing (China) — Guidebooks
Publisher: Shanghai : Thos. Cook
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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e vastmajority, the -Manehus, the Mon-gols, few in number, tl^e so-calledChinese Moslems, of Turkishoiigin but mixed descent, thesmall Moslem colony whose mem-bers were brought as hostagesfrom Kashgar and Hi and whoclaim descent from the Prophet Mohammed, and the Russo Chinese whose ancestors were soldiers captured on the Amur and ])rought to Peking, and who intermarried with the Chinese. Other minor strains are traceable but unimportant.The Chinese of the North, are by no means of the pure stock of the race of Han. Whole nations of Tartars ha\ e been lost among them, absorb-ed and Chinacized, and that at a time when the Chinese were not so numerous and the Tartars were iniuimerable. Just as the Southern Chinese are so much aboriginee that no one of them can say to what extent he is Chinese, s«) the northerners are so mu(;li Tartar that the Chinese in them is little more than a leaven. There was a time when it was the practice of the early Chinese Kmperors to bring in whole armies of

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Mongolian Oflicer 10 captured Huns, Turks, and others and use them to plantcolonies, together with the native Chinese, on the northernmarches of the empire. Then the Toba, the Kitan, theJu-chen, the Mongols, and the Manchus, each in their turnmoved bodily into China and became for the most partChhiese. The present ra])id absorption of the Manchusis an object lesson in the race-building of the past in thenorth. The Manchus, or at least those who still have thedistinctive physical characteristics of their race, aredistinguishable to a close and familiar observer, but tothe casual visitor they are as much Chinese as any otherblue-gowned celestial he chances to meet. The women,however, still wear a garb and a head-dress which aredistincti\e. and may be recognized at any time. Unlikethe Chinese women they wear long gowns, like the Chinesemen. They dress their hair in a high knot at the backupon which is mounted a satin-covered board whichstands up cross-wise and ends m prominent wings—an

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