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Palace Museum Research Institute Establishes Bamboo Slip Research Center in Changsha

Updated: 2019-06-27

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The Changsha Jiandu (Bamboo Slips) Museum held a press conference on the morning of June 25 to announce its latest cooperation results. In recent years, the museum has carried out a series of academic cooperation with the Palace Museum, Xiling Seal Engraver’s Society, Beijing Normal University, and other institutions. Major progress has been made and a number of new cooperation results have been achieved.

Zheng Xinmiao, former Ministry of Culture deputy director and Palace Museum curator, and current Palace Museum Research Institute chief and Chinese Poetry Society chairman; Gao Shan, CPC Changsha Municipal Committee Standing Committee member and Publicity Department director; and, Jiang Wenhui, deputy director of Hunan Bureau of Cultural Heritage, attended.

At the press conference, the plaque with the name of the Changsha Jiandu Research Center of the Palace Museum Research Institute on was unveiled; the Changsha Jiandu Museum and the Beijing Normal University signed a memorandum of strategic cooperation and conferred the plaque; a new book titled “Research on Calligraphy of Wu Bamboo Slips Unearthed at Zoumalou, Changsha” was released.

Zheng Xinmiao said the Palace Museum has profound academic connection with cultural relics unearthed in Changsha. The establishment of such a research center marked that the cooperation between the Palace Museum and the Changsha Jiandu Museum has entered a new stage.

Gao Shan said that doing historical research is not only to commemorate, but also to inherit and develop. The Changsha Jiandu Museum is a cultural calling card of Changsha, the famous historical and cultural city. Changsha will strive to build the museum into a bamboo slip protection, research, dissemination, and exchange base; promote the creative transformation and innovative development of fine traditional Chinese culture; and, contribute to the construction of a modern Changsha in an all-around way.

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen
Chinese source: changsha.gov.cn