Peasants of China, about whom I read as a child in Pearl Buck’s books! I was finally with them when I went to a peasant village in Yesanpo, Hebei province. I was eating with them, sleeping on their kang, riding their horses and climbing their incredibly majestic mountains. It was then that I took this photo of a proud grandmother showing her vigorous grandson to the world. They were indeed the Dragon’s seed. They looked straight and strong as the bamboo. The country’s future generations seemed to be promising.