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The image of the Shanghai 2010 Expo the contribution of single pavilions to Shanghai's global image

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-399
Number of pages13
JournalFrontiers of Architectural Research
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013


This article offers a retrospective of the Shanghai World Expo 2010, placing it within an historical framework and hence comparing it to the other major World Expos from 1851 on. The study analyzes various national contributions through an architectural lens with regard to their relationship with the Chinese mega-event and finds that the single images generated by each national pavilion contribute to the construction of the general picture of the 2010 Expo, resulting in an enhancement of Shanghai's international reputation on the global stage

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