"I wanted to make something that would really be infused with Shanghai. And I wanted it to be a sort of time capsule of that night."
The photographs, part of a new release from the New York Public Library, show daily life in the country during the early 20th century.
China's struggle to maintain economic growth without damaging the environment continues despite ramped up government efforts.
Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: when Zhu Rongji spoke at an Asia Society Corporate Conference.
Intricately carved figures of Buddha and other religious figures are laden with offerings at the Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai, China on March 29, 2015. (Tybo/Flickr)
Yu Lizhong of NYU Shanghai discusses the first Sino-American joint venture university, and where it falls in China's current political atmosphere.
Cartographer Jeffrey Linn's maps show what China's coastal cities may look like in the future if the world's sea levels continue to rise.
Tiny souvenir statues of Mao and others on sale at the Dongtai Lu Antique Market in Shanghai, China on April 19, 2015. (Joan Campderros-i-Canas/Flickr)
Is Shanghai a model of educational equity, as the OECD international school rankings suggest? Asia Society's Jeff Wang offers a ground-level view.
A busy vendor stacks side dishes for hungry customers at an outdoor street market in Shanghai, China on December 1, 2013. (Tahiat Mahboob/Flickr)
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