The Palace Museum, in Beijing. Photos: Zhuang Ling; Lin Wei-yan

Amazing journey: how China hid palace artefacts from Japanese invaders

As the palace museums in Taiwan and Beijing celebrate the latter’s 90th anniversary, Mark O’Neill explores the remarkable ends to which museum staff and officials went to avoid artefacts being seized by Japanese troops.

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The Palace Museum, in Beijing. Photos: Zhuang Ling; Lin Wei-yan
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