Today its 17th August 2022, During On August 5th 2022, the press conference of Shan Jixiang’s new book “Voice of the Forbidden City”, president of the Chinese Cultural Relics Society and former director of the Palace Museum, was held at the Beijing Dongcheng Cultural Development Research Institute. At the press conference, Shan Jixiang also gave a public reading lecture on the theme of “46 Voices, Hearing the Beauty of the Forbidden City”. He cut from the perspective of sound, showing readers a solemn yet cordial, elegant and interesting Forbidden City. The event was hosted by Zhang Hongwei, president of the Palace Museum Press.

Zhang Hongwei introduced that the book “The Voice of the Forbidden City” is the work of Shan Jixiang, the old director of the Forbidden City. Through the cross-section of “The Voice of the Forbidden City”, using sound as a medium, the history and the present, tradition and innovation of the Forbidden City are integrated. , presented to everyone from a whole new dimension, while telling the interesting story of the Forbidden City. Let the audience who walk into the Forbidden City listen, read and watch, understand the history of the Forbidden City, and understand the stories behind the cultural relics. This is the Forbidden City Publishing House’s promotion of the excellent traditional Chinese culture contained in the Forbidden City from different angles, and it is also the publishing vision of this new book.

One of the major features of “The Voice of the Forbidden City” is that it can be “listened” and is a book that can speak. A QR code is attached to the cover of the book. After scanning the code, you can listen to the audio program “Hearing the City” narrated by Shan Jixiang. The 46 kinds of sounds are all sampled from the Forbidden City. In Shan Jixiang’s contagious narration, the story about the Forbidden City slowly unfolds. Read the text, appreciate the pictures, listen to the book, readers can get a new reading experience. 爱 Reading Forbidden City history pan-knowledge….

In this year’s 2020, the second decade from the turn of the century in Beijing the Capital of China also the People’s Republic of China, in which is also the year of the rat, marking its six hundred years anniversary of the Forbidden city that marks the transitional point of in between the middle of the Ming Dynasty (1368- 1644) transitionally from Nanjing to Beijing towards the Qing Dynasty (1636-1644-1911) …. The Imperial Palace seen so many countless seasonally transitional equinoxes but further its six hundred years is iconic, but it’s five hundred ninety nine years it marks it Autumn Equinox…. In which it only took twelve years to build the same of the Daming Palace of The Tang Dynasty Xian Imperial Capital only it was least twenty times larger..

Images and visuals are from – Forbidden City –Palace Museum Beijing- China –People’s Republic of China…..

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