The “meat-shaped stone” and “jade cabbage” on display at the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Picture: Alamy

China’s competing legacies on show at National Palace Museums in Beijing and Taipei

  • The mid-century scramble to stop priceless art and artefacts falling into the wrong hands saw country’s collection of imperial artefacts splinter
  • Nationalists transported their treasures to Taiwan, while newly minted People’s Republic allowed Forbidden City to preserve posterity
Topic |   Chinese history

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The “meat-shaped stone” and “jade cabbage” on display at the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Picture: Alamy
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