In the Forbidden City on paper, meet with cultural relics and reunite with civilization.

  Known as the first of the five largest palaces in the world, the Forbidden City in Beijing is a gathering place of rare treasures in human civilization. Its collection is as vast as the stars. At present, the data of official website has reached 1,863,404, which is a well-deserved treasure in China and even in the world.

  This shocking figure means that most of the cultural relics are kept in the underground palace of the Palace Museum for many years, except for the researchers who work in the Palace Museum. Few people seriously understand the stories that have happened on them, their true cultural connotation and value, how they represent the highest level of Chinese craftsmen, the aesthetic ideas they convey and the weight of civilization they carry.

  We may have visited the Palace Museum many times and seen many cultural relics exhibitions at a glance. Perhaps because of the limited professional knowledge involved, it is difficult for us as ordinary people to cross the disciplinary threshold to understand these cultural heritages.

  There are such a group of cultural relics workers in our country who bear in mind their sacred mission of inheriting Chinese culture, and hope to do something for the popularization of traditional cultural knowledge in China through their own strength. I hope that with a little effort, everyone can enjoy it from the heart and interpret it from multiple angles when they visit cultural relics exhibitions or museums next time. It would be great if they can be further interested in China's traditional crafts and the cultural details behind them and are willing to explore it further.

  Meet the Forbidden City

  Hunan science and technology publishing house

  We all love these treasures of our country, but to say who may love a little more than us, it should be the researchers who accompany these cultural relics every day. Wang Zhang, Liu Guoliang and Lin Huan, three researchers of the Palace Museum, tried to bring readers a set of popular science books on the cultural relics of the Forbidden City with a focused and illustrated chapter layout with easy-to-understand language, concise and sophisticated content and scientific and accurate expression.

  Meeting the Forbidden City is divided into three books, namely, Meeting the Forbidden City: the Charm of Guqin, Meeting the Forbidden City: the Beauty of Lacquerware, and Meeting the Forbidden City: the Interest of Learning. As the name implies, this set of books takes the ancient traditional technology and crafts of China as the breakthrough point, and selects three themes: the invention and creation of lacquerware, the cultural connotation of past lives and Four Treasures of the Study, the famous violins in the Five Dynasties, to get a glimpse of the cultural life of ancient literati.

  Meet the Forbidden City: The Rhyme of Guqin

  Meeting the Forbidden City: The Beauty of Lacquerware

  Meeting the Forbidden City: The Interest of Learning.

  Meet the Forbidden City

  Hunan science and technology publishing house

  Perhaps few readers know that China was the first country to use lacquerware, and a painted bow has been found in the archaeological site of Huqiao Bridge in Xiaoshan, Zhejiang. The age of this site is over 8,000 years ago, which means that lacquerware has a history of over 8,000 years in China. However, due to the complicated craft and high manufacturing cost of lacquerware, the groups that make, collect and pay attention to lacquerware in the society tend to be small. Even though we don't want to admit it, lacquerware is gradually fading out of people's sight-what we want to do is to paint it with a bright new layer of paint before it fades completely in the public memory, and so is our initial intention for the two themes of guqin and study.

  The editors imitated the spirit of ancient craftsmen and designed exquisite binding for this set of books.

  The cover consists of two parts, and the outer cover is a red and gold letter sleeve, which simulates the gate of the Forbidden City, opens the door of the royal palace and the treasure house of the Forbidden City, and allows readers to enjoy the prosperity and prosperity.

  Under the "gate", the embossing process is intended to seal the cultural relics inside, giving a sense of ritual for reading. See the cultural relics in high definition, equipped with professional explanations and detailed data, and be your "paper museum".

  The gift box used in this book can be reused, and the empty box can be assembled into a beautiful palace lantern, with a copper bookmark for the collection of exquisite palace lanterns. If this is a dish, then what we pay attention to is a "color, flavor and taste".

  I hope you can cross the torrent of time and embrace the beauty of cultural relics and Chinese culture in addition to a glimpse of the vast collection of the world in the Palace Museum.

  Meet the Forbidden City

  Hunan science and technology publishing house