"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.
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)
NYU Shanghai Chancellor Yu Lizhong says his school has no political constraints, and emphasizes that "we have no brainwashing at NYU Shanghai."
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)