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Expo 2010: Pavilions – Japan & Korea (Zone A)

 

Expo 2010: Pavilions – Japan & Korea (Zone A)

The 24-meter-high Japan pavilion is the largest the country has ever built for a World Expo. The Korea Pavilion is an amalgamation of 'sign' (symbol) and 'space' where signs become spaces, and simultaneously, spaces become signs.

The Peony Pavilion

 

The Peony Pavilion

The Peony Pavilion is one of Chinese Classics written by Tang Xianzu in the Ming Dynasty. It is a romantic masterpiece in the Chinese opera history and it is said to be the Eastern version of Romeo & Juliet. The performance tradition has focused on the love story between Du Liniang and Liu Mengmei.

Shaomai

 

Shaomai

Shaomai is a traditional Chinese dumpling served in dianxin / dim sum. There are two regional varieties of shaomai: a Cantonese version, also known as siew mai, and a version from the Jiangnan region.

The Chinese Currency

 

The Chinese Currency

The official currency in China is the Renminbi (RMB or CNY - Chinese yuan), which consists of yuan, jiao and fen. 10 jiao make up 1 yuan, and 10 fens make up 1 jiao.

Expo 2010: Pavilions – USA & Canada (Zone C)

 

Expo 2010: Pavilions – USA & Canada (Zone C)

The USA Pavilion will present a story that radiates powerful core values shared by both the Chinese and American people. The Canada Pavilion building is shaped like a looped ribbon or a large letter “C” (as in “Canada”), which has an open air public space as its centre piece.


 

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