How the Forbidden City’s treasures ended up divided between Beijing and Taipei

Many of the Forbidden City’s ancient treasures were evacuated from the Palace Museum in Beijing when Japan launched a full-scale invasion of China.
The collection took to the road for 14 years, traversing some 75,000km. This is the harrowing journey that preserved one of humanity’s most important artistic legacies.
The wandering treasure of the Forbidden City
The Palace Museum in Beijing attracted the attention of scholars, researchers, writers and editors from around the world when…

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