National Geographic February 1901


The Causes That Led Up to the Siege of Pekin
The author recounts the harrowing tale of the siege of Pekin ( Beijing) , during the Boxer Rebellion, in which the city’s diplomatic community fought for their lives from the makeshift citadel of the British legation.
Geographic Notes { British Pacific Cable}
Geographic Notes includes information on topics such as the loss of property due to lightning and the Russian annexation of Manchuria.
The Northern Lights
The spectacular display of the northern lights enliven long nights in the far north.
The Midnight Sun in the Klondike
Days of 24- hour sunlight afford opportunities for midnight photography and unique explorations.
An Around- the- World American Exposition
An around- the- world American exposition could showcase American merchandise, opening profitable new trade opportunities on all inhabited continents.
Japan and China- -Some Comparisons
The progressive Japanese are compared to and contrasted with the more traditional Chinese. The author concludes that the origins of these two peoples must be quite separate.
Singan- -The Present Capital of the Chinese Empire
Long a crossroads of trade, Singan ( Xian) was once the center of what was one of the most advanced civilizations of its time. The city is now the capital of China for at least the fifth time.

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