Celebrating Nanjing's Republican past

Published 10:10 PM ET, Tue January 22, 2013
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Sightseeing boats on the Qinhuai River pass close to Nanjing's Confucius Temple -- an example of the city's diverse architecture. China Photos/Getty Images
Dressed as Chiang Kai-shek, Xu Jinshui showcases food popular during the Republican period at a restaurant in Nanjing. Min Du Hui
The Chiang look-alike greets guests at Min Du Hui every night after 5 p.m. Min Du Hui
Fried "phoenix-tailed" shrimps and steamed egg dumplings were apparently two of the favorite dishes of Bai Chongxi, an influential, Hui-Muslim General of KMT. Yushang Xunfu
University students in Nanjing take their graduation photos wearing costumes typical of the city's Republican era. Guo Chao