Beijing ,  China . A memorial in the center of an empty Tiananmen Square at dusk, celebrates the 90th anniversary of the revolt against the Qing Dynasty that established the Republic of China.

Beijing, China. A memorial in the center of an empty Tiananmen Square at dusk, celebrates the 90th anniversary of the revolt against the Qing Dynasty that established the Republic of China.

  Beijing ,  China . The Forbidden City's Meridian Gate, welcomes visitors to the historic home of Imperial China.

Beijing, China. The Forbidden City's Meridian Gate, welcomes visitors to the historic home of Imperial China.

  Chongqing ,  China . A shop sits empty in one of China's five national central cities. This is a rare sight in Chongqing whose population has swollen to nearly 30 million people.

Chongqing, China. A shop sits empty in one of China's five national central cities. This is a rare sight in Chongqing whose population has swollen to nearly 30 million people.

  Chongqing ,  China . An empty courtyard at Chongqing Normal University.

Chongqing, China. An empty courtyard at Chongqing Normal University.

  Chongqing ,  China . An empty hallway at Chongqing Normal University.

Chongqing, China. An empty hallway at Chongqing Normal University.

  Chongqing ,  China . An empty language classroom at Chongqing Normal University.

Chongqing, China. An empty language classroom at Chongqing Normal University.

  Beijing ,  China . With a population of more than 20 million, empty spaces in and around Beijing were hard to come by.

Beijing, China. With a population of more than 20 million, empty spaces in and around Beijing were hard to come by.

  Chongqing ,  China . Newly constructed high-rise apartments dwarf the empty street below. Chongqing is one of China's most densely populated regions with nearly 1000 people per square mile.

Chongqing, China. Newly constructed high-rise apartments dwarf the empty street below. Chongqing is one of China's most densely populated regions with nearly 1000 people per square mile.

  Yangshuo ,  China . A side street sits vacant well after midnight in the popular tourist town. Yangshuo is known for its proximity to the Li River.

Yangshuo, China. A side street sits vacant well after midnight in the popular tourist town. Yangshuo is known for its proximity to the Li River.