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China at the 1982 Knoxville World's Fair

In 1982 Knoxville hosted the People’s Republic of China for its inaugural World’s Fair participation. Join Bo Roberts, the president and CEO of the World’s Fair and former UT vice president, Jack Neely, executive director of the Knoxville History Project, and Shellen Wu, UT associate professor of modern Chinese history, to commemorate the event and explore its significance for Sino-US relations.

The event will take place Thursday, October 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center. A reception starts at 6 p.m. followed by the discussion.

Sponsored by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Department of History with support from the National Committee on US-China Relations’ Public Intellectuals Program, which is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

East Tennessee History Center 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville TN, 37902

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Humanities & Social Sciences


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public




College of Arts and Sciences, History
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Mary Beckley

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