A policeman surveys traffic under a billboard sporting Mickey Mouse and a cartoon dragon welcoming tourists in three languages.
A small child in fur jacket and hat sits on the railing lining the Long Corridor (Changlang) at the Summer Palace in northwest Beijing
Bicycle commuters stream past the entrance to a Beijing subway station during afternoon rush hour.
Stonemasons work large blocks of rock on the Beijing University campus.
A monk at Beijing's Yonghe Palace Lama Temple, behind which lie high-rise apartment buildings.
Hat peddler appraises the look of his ware on a potential client.
Northwest Beijing lies under a thick layer of early winter smog generated in part by the widespread use of coal for residential heating and cooking.
On the eastern side of tiananmen Square lies the 69,000 sq. m. National Museum Building (Bowuguan daxia) housing both the Museum of Chinese History (Zhongguo lishi bowuguan) and the Museum of the Chinese Revolution (Zhongguo geming bowuguan).
Rooftops of building complex in the Summer Palace, with kitchen exhaust fans
The subject of a blackboard urging "resolute implementation," "prevention as the mainstay" and "total annihilation" was probably a public health campaign; it now serves as a window to a Beijing apartment.
Graced by a plaque identifying it as the Hall of Prayer for a Prosperous Year, the Temple of Heaven's most famous structure is capped by three sets of rounded eaves whose beams bear the imperial dragon and phoenix motif.
In preparation for Beijing's hosting of the 1990 Asian Games, a billboard touts a Pan-Asian theme of "Unity, Friendship, Progress" over a multinational crowd assembled on the Great Wall
Registration tables for the History and Language & Literature departments at Beijing University as the 1988-1989 academic year commences
Detail of gateway within Beijing's Temple of Heaven complex, which is missing one of the two lion emblems that ordinarily adorn each door.
Workers on the Beijing University campus preparing the ground for new structures. Relations between elite university students and uneducated migrant workers are often strained.
Portion of a poster welcoming new students to Beijing University with black calligraphy on bright red paper.
Rear entrance of the Hall of Supreme Harmony in Beijing's Imperial Palace complex.
Flag of Hong Kong; a five-petaled white flower in the middle of a red field.
Back of 100 Taibi note.
Black & white photo of the entrance to a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Beijing.
Illustration from Manhua showing an American military officer in the picture playing a tune on the 'flute' (actually an American missile) while the Japanese geisha provides the breath. She carries a fan labelled "Revising the Security Treaty."
St. Olaf student Brendan Eagan (class of 2005) makes friends with a stone statue in a Confucian temple in China.
A barge floats along the Huangpu river on another foggy (smoggy?) day in Shanghai. As seen from Pudong.
View of some of the tall buildings and advertisements along Shanghai's Huangpu river, glimpsed through the perpetual Shanghai haze.
The men from St. Olaf's 2003 National Identity in China and Japan class, at Tiananmen Square. Two rows, left to right: Front: Kou Vang, Carl Gellert, Robert Crawford, Naoya Nishino, Bin Xue, Phong Do Back: Brendan Eagan, Andy Bernard, Professor Bob Entenmann, Sam Lee, Max Bunge, tourguide 'Henry.'