Consisting of three volumes, Crucial Ten Years mainly focuses on China urban design, China cultural heritage preservation and museums establishment. The preservation of our cultural heritage has never been this important due to the acceleration of the urbanization process. With his solid experience, Jixiang Shan, the author, has revealed the importance of heritage and museum establishment in a brand new way. This book was sponsored by Chinese government as a national publishing project.
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Dr. Shan Jixiang, Senior architect, registered city planner, started his research on the conservation and planning of historical cities and cultural heritage areas while studying in Japan from 1980 to 1984. After retuning to China, he was successively appointed deputy director of Beijing Municipal Administration of City Planning, director of the Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage, secretary of the CPC of Fangshan District of Beijing, director of Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning, and director of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage. In 2012 he became the director of the Palace Museum.
He has been the member of both tenth and the eleventh National Committees of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and is a member of the twelfth National Committee of the CPPCC, president of Cultural Relics Society of China, and vice chairperson of the Architectural Society of China.
A student of China’s renowned academician, Professor Wu Liangyong (b.1922), Dr. Shan graduated from the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University and received the Eng.D degree. He is a doctoral supervisor and adjunct professor of a number of universities and colleges, including Peking University and Tsinghua University. In March, 2005, Dr. Shan received the International Leadership Award issued by the American Planning Association (APA).