Guarding the Forbidden City: Memoirs of a Palace Museum Director
Cloth • 328 pp • 170 × 230 mm • English
US$29.95 • C$39.95
Join Shan Jixiang, the sixth Director of the Palace Museum and “Internet celebrity dean,” as he takes you on a journey through his role as the “gatekeeper” of one of China’s most revered cultural heritage sites. In his captivating memoir, Jixiang shares his personal experiences and insights into the evolution of the Palace Museum and his vision for preserving and promoting cultural heritage for the public. With vivid storytelling and a wealth of knowledge, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in Chinese history and culture.
About the Author
Shan Jixiang is a renowned expert in cultural heritage preservation, having served as the sixth Director of the Palace Museum and the Director of the Beijing Municipal Planning Commission. He graduated from a research institution, holds a Ph.D. in engineering, and is a registered urban planner. In addition to his leadership positions, Jixiang is an exceptional researcher at the Central Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and the President of the Chinese Society of Cultural Relics.
“Shan Jixiang has a unique and important perspective on preserving cultural heritage, and his insights into the role of museums as living spaces are truly fascinating. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the rich history of the Palace Museum and the future of cultural preservation.”
Honorary President of the Chinese Society of Cultural Relics and Expert in Cultural Heritage Preservation
“With his memoir, Shan Jixiang shines a light on the inner workings of one of China’s most iconic cultural institutions and offers a glimpse into the challenges of preserving history for future generations. This book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of the Forbidden City and the role of museums in shaping cultural heritage.”
Research Curator at the Palace Museum and Expert in Cultural Artifact Appraisal