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Rediscovery 8,000 years of history in a bowl

08-30-2010 08:55 BJT Special Report:Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

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An enormous celadon bowl brimming with water and mesmerizing electronic shows is just one reason why the Zhejiang Provincial Pavilion is a must-see for visitors at the Expo.

In line with the Expo's main theme of "Better City, Better Life", the Zhejiang pavilion showcases its concept: "Urban and Rural Happiness, Wonderful Home."

Zhejiang, an eastern Chinese province adjacent to Shanghai offers Expo visitors a giant celadon bowl as its ideogram. It depicts the beautiful, misty scenery of south China, especially Zhejiang, as a poetic and picturesque home.

The bowl towers in the middle of the central hall and is 3 meters in diameter. Water glistens by the green jade and spills over. As the home of celadon, Zhejiang boasts a glorious 8000-year history in pottery and the celadon bowl display showcases that great tradition.

An enormous celadon bowl brimming with water and mesmerizing electronic shows is just one reason why the Zhejiang Provincial Pavilion is a must-see for visitors at the Expo. 
An enormous celadon bowl brimming with water and mesmerizing electronic shows is just
one reason why the Zhejiang Provincial Pavilion is a must-see for visitors at the Expo.

Spectators are lifted to the edge of the bowl to see a magical vision produced by modern technology.

Inside the huge bowl, real objects moving with scenes in multimedia are on display with unfolding scrolls of poetic scenery one after another.

The historical link of Zhejiang with the World Expo can be traced all the way back to the first ever London Fair in 1851. As the event celebrated the industrial revolution, it was silk products made in Zhejiang that won a gold award conferred personally by Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

Inspired by the 1926 Philadelphia Expo in the United States, Hangzhou also held the first West Lake Expo in 1929, which is generally considered the beginning of China's modern exhibition industry.

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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