chapter  7
Globalisation, Citizenship Education, and International Events: 2010 Shanghai World Exposition Education in China
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Globalisation has extended the scope of competition among nations and cities from economy, politics, and culture to the hosting of international events. Despite numerous studies on the impact of mega-sporting events (particularly the Olympic Games) on nation/city building and national/ local identities (Black and Bezanson 2004; Gold and Gold 2008), research on how hosting international, non-sporting events, such as the World Exposition, aff ects people’s various identities is rare, and the topic warrants attention.