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1910 Nanyang Industrial Exposition
1910 Nanking
Overview
BIE-classUnrecognized exposition
Name1910 Nanyang industrial exposition
Area41 acres
Visitors305,000
Participant(s)
Countries15
Location
CountryQing China
CityNanking
VenueNear Sanpailao Railway Station
Timeline
OpeningJune 5, 1910
ClosureNovember 29. 1910

The 1910 Nanyang industrial exposition () or more internationally known as the 1910 Nanking Exposition was the official world's fair held in Nanking, Qing China on June 5, 1910.[1][2]

Name

The reason the Chinese name of the fair does not refer to Nanking directly, despite the event being held in Nanking, was because of the concept of Viceroy of Liangjiang. At the time the Qing dynasty official Duan Fang () had the title of Nanyang chancellor (?) as well as governing the areas including Jiangsu, Jiangxi and Anhui.[1] Nanking belongs to Jiangsu geographically, but the fair was a "Nanyang region exposition" hence the name. The Nanking area where the event was held was Jiangning District.[1]

Organization

On December 15, 1908, Governor-General Tuan Fang of the Liang-Jiang Province and Governor Chen Qitai of Jiangsu Province submitted a petition to the Qing Court proposing that China host an international exposition. It was an official fair backed by the Qing government.[3]

A site of about 41 acres near San Pai Lou was established for the exhibition. Along an main axis road were several exhibit buildings including the Administration Building, Fine Arts Building, Agriculture Building, Transportation Building, Foreign Exhibits Buildings, and then several buildings for the Chinese Provinces. Exhibits came from all over China as well as Japan, Java, the United States, France, Great Britain, and Germany.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c HK.huaxia.com. "HK.huaxia.com Archived 2012-09-12 at the Wayback Machine." :. Retrieved on 2010-05-08.
  2. ^ Big5.xinhuanet.com. "Xinhuanet.com." --?. Retrieved on 2010-05-08.
  3. ^ Godley, Michael (1978). "China's World's Fair of 1910: Lessons from a Forgotten Event". Modern Asian Studies. 12 (3): 503-522.
  4. ^ Guide to Nanking and the Nanyang Exposition. University of Nanking Magazine. 1910.

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