China News Service, Beijing, April 22 (Reporter Ying Ni) Zheng Xinmiao and Shan Jixiang, two former directors of the Palace Museum, are not only "comrades-in-arms" with overlapping work, but also friends who cherish each other.

On the 22nd, the two shared their thoughts and insights as the "heads of the Palace Museum" and guardians of cultural heritage in Beijing under the title of "President of the Palace Museum Talks about the Palace Museum and Cultural Heritage".

  The Forbidden City is a cultural symbol of China and a cultural heritage of the world.

Zheng Xinmiao served as the director of the Palace Museum for nearly ten years, during which he started the century-old overhaul of the Palace Museum, carried out seven years of cultural relics clearance, and for the first time found out the national treasure of the Palace Museum.

After stepping down as the dean, he still worked in the related research work of the Palace of Accidents.

It is based on his love and understanding of the Forbidden City, as well as many personal experiences and precious historical materials, that he wrote the book "Full of Harmony - Zheng Xinmiao Talks about the Forbidden City".

The book appreciates and analyzes the unparalleled architecture and collection of the Forbidden City from the three aspects of things, events and people. It tells about the ups and downs of the Forbidden City yesterday and today. It introduces the past masters and craftsmen of the Forbidden City, and demonstrates the spirit of the Forbidden City passed down from generation to generation. , character, from multiple angles and multiple layers to the reader to show a grand, far-reaching, real three-dimensional Forbidden City.

  In the new book sharing session, Zheng Xinmiao was deeply touched: "The Forbidden City cannot be finished or written." He emphasized that the Forbidden City is a cultural whole, and the ancient buildings of the Forbidden City, the cultural relics of the Forbidden City, and the Palace Museum itself are actually connected together.

"Why does the maintenance of the Forbidden City need to restore the appearance of the prosperous times of Kang and Qiang? Why does the cleaning of the cultural relics of the Forbidden City regard many details as treasures? It is to pay attention to the connection between them." He also emphasized the importance of the overhaul of the Forbidden City since 2002. Significance: "This reflects our country's attitude towards the protection of world cultural heritage, and it also shows that our country is prosperous and strong, and we have the strength to protect it."

Shan Jixiang on the left, Zheng Xinmiao in the middle, courtesy of China Encyclopedia Publishing House

  "To hand over a magnificent Forbidden City to the next 600 years" is a solemn promise made by Shan Jixiang to the society during his tenure as president of the Forbidden City.

After stepping down as dean, he tells the Chinese story in the World Heritage through the program "Walking Alone" and a series of books.

Today, as an urban planner, a World Heritage promoter, and an old Beijinger, he brings readers a new book, Habitat for Beijing: Awakening Industrial Heritage.

Industrial heritage is a testimony to the city's history and is being integrated into the urban life of the new era.

Shan Jixiang transformed from an old factory into a Winter Olympics park through Shougang Park, and transformed the 751 industrial heritage into a cultural and creative gathering place. The combination of realistic visits and conceptual traceability tells the story of a Chinese city of the protective reuse of industrial heritage.

  Shan Jixiang said that in Beijing, Shougang is an important industrial heritage and a memory of the city.

Today, Shougang has become the venue of the Winter Olympics, and has gradually become a large industrial heritage park, providing a fascinating cultural environment and a large-scale cultural facility for the citizens of Beijing and the whole country, especially for young people.

He proposed: "Our city needs cultural diversity and the superposition of our past dynasties. The deeper the superposition and the more cultural layers are superimposed, the more attractive the city will be." Therefore, the industrial development of the past century should also be protected. , so that we can face the future with more cultural confidence.

  As the publisher of these two books, the person in charge of China Encyclopedia Publishing House introduced that the publishing house is publishing books from different levels and angles, showing the richness and diversity of cultural heritage and forming an encyclopedia product line.

"Habitat Hong Kong: Revitalizing Historic Buildings", "Habitat Beijing: The Central Axis and the Water System of the Ancient Capital", "Walking Alone 2", "National Treasures Returning: The Return of China's Lost Overseas Cultural Relics" and other cultural heritage new books will be shared with readers this year. Meet.

  At the event, the Beijing Dongcheng District Physical Bookstore Development Alliance was formally established.

Dongcheng District has also launched five slow-life visit check-in routes in the "Scholarly City", including "National Trend Fashion", "Books for a Century", "National Wind and Quiet Alley", "Elegant Collection" and "Old City Wenhua", covering Wangfujing Bookstore, Code Word Bookstore (Wangfujing and Pingguoju store), PAGEONE (Beijing apm store), Sanlian Taofen Bookstore (art museum store), Gengshu Club (Dongcheng Longfu Temple store), Shanhai Sihe by Jetlag Books, Shuxiangshi There are 38 brick-and-mortar bookstores and street libraries, including the industry-themed block and the Jingshan Civic Cultural Center, attracting the general public to explore the aesthetic places and reading spaces around them, participate in reading together, share the beauty of reading, and let more people see The possibility contained in the physical bookstore marks the full opening of the "World Book Day" series of activities in Dongcheng District in 2022.

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