1 Painted pottery from Kansu: Neolithic. Facing page 48 In the collection of the Museum fuer Voelkerkunde, Berlin.
2 Ancient bronze tripod found at Anyang. 49 From G. Ecke: Fruehe chinesische Bronzen aus der Sammlung Oskar Trautmann, Peking 1939 plate 3.
3 Bronze plaque representing two horses fighting each other. Ordos region, animal style. 64 From V. Griessmaier: Sammlung Baron Eduard von der Heydt, Vienna 1936, illustration No. 6.
4 Hunting scene: detail from the reliefs in the tombs at Wu-liang-tz’u. 64 From a print in the author’s possession.
5 Part of the “Great Wall”. 65 Photo Eberhard.
6 Sun Ch’uean, ruler of Wu. 144 From a painting by Yen Li-pen (c. 640-680).
7 General view of the Buddhist cave-temples of Yuen-kang. In the foreground, the present village; in the background the rampart. 145 Photo H. Hammer-Morrisson.
8 Detail from the Buddhist cave-reliefs of Lungmen. 160 From a print in the author’s possession.
9 Statue of Mi-lo (Maitreya, the next future Buddha), in the “Great Buddha Temple” at Chengting (Hopei). 161 Photo H. Hammer-Morrisson.
10 Ladies of the Court: Clay models which accompanied the dead person to the grave. T’ang period. 208 In the collection of the Museum fuer Voelkerkunde, Berlin.
11 Distinguished founder: a temple banner found at Khotcho, Turkestan. 209 Museum fuer Voelkerkunde, Berlin. No. 1B 4524, illustration B 408.
12 Ancient tiled pagoda at Chengting (Hopei). 224 Photo H. Hammer-Morrisson.
13 Horse-training. Painting by Li Lung-mien. Late Sung period. 225 Manchu Royal House Collection.
14 Aborigines of South China, of the “Black Miao” tribe, at a festival. China-ink drawing of the eighteenth century. 272 Collection of the Museum fuer Voelkerkunde, Berlin. No. 1D 8756, 68.
15 Pavilion on the “Coal Hill” at Peking, in which the last Ming emperor committed suicide. 273 Photo Eberhard.
16 The imperial summer palace of the Manchu rulers, at Jehol. 288 Photo H. Hammer-Morrisson.