Westlake exposition

The 1929 Westlake exposition (Chinese: 1929年杭州西湖博覽會) was a world's fair held in Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, Republic of China in 1929. The event opened on June 6, 1929, lasting 137 days.[1][2] There were 14,760,000 items in the exhibit with 20,000,000 visitors.[1]

1929 Westlake exposition
BIE-classUnrecognized exposition
Name1929 Westlake exposition
CountryRepublic of China
CityXihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province
OpeningJune 6, 1929
ClosureOctober 10, 1929

The main architect/designer was Liu Jipiao (1900-1992). He studied art and architecture at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, France. Liu dedicated 6 months of his life to organize and create the Expo. He and his cohorts (such as Lin Fengmian) believed that this would bring modern (western) art influences to the masses. They were hoping to strengthen and modernize China through art and culture.

See also


  1. China.com.cn. "China.com.cn." 杭州西湖博覽會博物館. Retrieved on 2010-05-08.
  2. "The West Lake International Expo Hangzhou, China". Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
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