June 6, 1929, Xihu Exposition was opened. Exposition is a western invention. It could be useful in enlightening people, selling products, and demonstrating a nation's power. Therefore East Asian countries intimated to do so. For example, the 1935 Taiwan exposition is a successful case. Regarding missionary's introduction of the ideas of expositions into China, you may refer to our Bulletin: Wu Fang-cheng, "The Shanghai Polytechnic Institution and Its “Exhibitions”".
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