This is the only book on the World Expo authorized by the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination. Comprehensive and authoritative, the book is divided into three parts. Part I – Reviews the history of the World Expo and analyzes China’s connection with it. Part II – Is a focused introduction to Shanghai as an international metropolis and reveals the secret of Shanghai’s successful bid to host the 2010 World Expo. Part III – Looks ahead to the 2010 World Expo and covers the ongoing preparations and plans.