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When The World Came to Knoxville: China

UT History professor Ernie Freeberg speaks with UT historian Dr. Shellen Wu. A specialist in modern Chinese history, she helps us understand the origin and legacy of the fair’s most popular exhibit, the pavilion hosted by the People’s Republic of China. Promoters of the fair liked to claim that history was being made in Tennessee—and in the case of the China pavilion, they delivered on that promise.