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Present Director – Fung, Ming-Chu

Fung, Ming-Chu

Education

M.A., Graduate School of History, National Taiwan University (1978)
B.A., Department of History, National Taiwan University (1974)
 

 
Experience
 
2012/09-Present Director, National Palace Museum
2008/05-2012/09 Deputy Director, National Palace Museum
2005/11-2008/05 Chief Curator, Department of Rare Books and Historical Documents, National Palace Museum
2000/07-2005/11 Section Head, Department of Rare Books and Historical Documents, National Palace Museum
1996/09-Present Research Fellow, Department of Rare Books and Historical Document, National Palace Museum
1987/06-1996/09 Associate Research Fellow, Department of Rare Books and Historical Document, National Palace Museum
1985/07-1987/06 Assistant Research Fellow, Department of Rare Books and Historical Document, National Palace Museum
1984/07-1985/07 Research Assistant, Department of Rare Books and Historical Document, National Palace Museum
1978/12-1984/06 Research Assistant, National Palace Museum
 
Other Important Experiences
 
2014/01-Present Member of the National Committee of ROC for the Pacific
Neighborhood Consortium and Convener of the Museum Committee
2013/11-Present Member and convener of the Digital Archives Strategic Alliance Steering Committee
2010/02-2014/02 Chairman, Chinese Association of Museums
2009/05-2011/04 Committee Member, Archives Preservation and Value Appraisal Committee, National Archives Administration
2009/01-Present Research Council, Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission
2008/06-2012/12 Steering group member of the Ministry of Science and Technology: Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program
2008/06-2012/12 Editor-in-chief, The National Palace Museum Research Quarterly
2008/05-2011/12 Convener, NPM Arts Development Fund Management Board
2007/05-2012/12 Editor-in-chief, The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art
 
Publications (Selected)
 
Thesis
 
1. July 1978, "Sino-British Tibet Negotiations in Modern Days─ From the 2nd Year to the 13th Year of Emperor Guangshu (1876—1924)," (240 pages), National Taiwan University Department of History.
   
Academic Conference Papers
 
1. During the Fourth International Conference on Sinology hosted by the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica from Jun. 20, 2012 to June. 22, 2012, publicized the "A Crucial Figure at a Crucial Time: the Founding and Implementation of the 'Royal Rehabilitation Order For The Statute Of Tibet'" for the History of Case Examination: The Fourth International Conference on Sinology Proceedings (published by the Academia Sinica, Dec. 2013, pages 433–503)
2. "The Xinhai Revolution's Centennial Commemoration and the 14th Qing History Academic Conference" hosted by the National Committee for the Compilation of Qing History, The Palace Museum (in Beijing), and the Peking University from September 17 to 19, 2011. Published "The Editing and Introduction of A Torrent Formed from Water Drops: The Compilation of Historical Data on the National Revolution in the Qing Palace" for A Collection of Essays on the Ming And Qing Dynasties (Volume 11), Palace Museum Press (December 2012, pages 194~206).
3. "The Ancient Tea-Horse Road, Cultural Heritage Preservation (Ya'an) Seminar" hosted by the Sichuan Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau and the Ya'an Museum from August 21 to 25, 2011. Lecture topic: "The Sichuan Tea and the Yin Tea Cross Swords: Beginning with the Ancient Map of Southern Tibet from the Nineteenth Century." Published "Reflections on the Ancient Tea-Horse Road" for Collected Papers on the Ancient Tea-Horse Road, Cultural Heritage Preservation (Ya'an) Symposium, Beijing Cultural Relics Publishing House (May 2012, pages 167~173).
4. "The First International Symposium Organized by the Palace Museums Across the Strait: The Complexities and Challenges of Rulership: Emperor Yongzheng and His Accomplishments in His Time" hosted by the National Palace Museum from November 4 to 6, 2009. Published "The Planning of the Harmony and Integrity: The Yongzheng Emperor and His Times Special Exhibition and the Interactions of the Palace Museums Across the Strait" for Collected Papers on the First International Symposium Organized by the Palace Museums Across the Strait: The Complexities and Challenges of Rulership: Emperor Yongzheng and His Accomplishments in His Time (August 2010, pages 1~16,).
5. The "New Perspectives on Geographic Space: International Symposium on Historical Cartography" hosted by the Institute of Taiwan History of the Academia Sinica and the National Palace Museum from November 6 to 7, 2008. Published "the Planning and Execution of The National Palace Museum's Archive of Ming and Qing Cartographic Materials."
6. "The Organization of Qing Dynasty Files and Museum Partnership: The 3rd Qing Dynasty File International Symposium" independently planned and co-hosted by the National Palace Museum, the Institute of History and Philology of the Academia Sinica, and the National Digital Archive Program from November 2 to 3, 2006. Published "Colossal Assembly of Literature: the Challenges and Outlook of the Historical File" for The National Palace Museum Research Quarterly (2007, pages 119~148).
7. The "Officials on the Chinese Borders Seminar" hosted by the Institute of History and Philology of the Academia Sinica and the French School of Asian Studies from October 2 to 4, 2006. Published "One Cannot Erase the Road One's Travelled: Song Yun's Political Accomplishments and Writings" for Collected Papers on Officials on the Chinese Borders, Beijing's Zhonghua Bookstore (2007).
8. "The 2006 Ancient Tea-Horse Road Conference" hosted by the China International Tea Culture Institute and the Southwest University from April 28 to 30, 2006. Published "The Ancient Tea-Horse Road – Reinterpretation of Sino-British Tibet Border Negotiation" for Collected Papers on the Ancient Tea-Horse Road Conference, Southwest University Press (2006).
9. "The 2005 Seminar on Integration of Resources from Public and Private Museums: Digital Technology and Museum" hosted by the Chinese Association of Museums on December 16, 2005. Published "Advancing in the Darkness: Building and Opening of Digitalized Qing Dynasty Files from the NPM Books and Documents Department."
10. "The International Symposium of the Ming and Qing Dynasty Files and Historical Study" hosted by the First Historical Archives of China from September 19 to 23, 2005. Published "Discussions on The Diplomatic History of the Qing Dynasty and The Full Account of Guangxu's Efforts in Organizing the Barbarian's Affairs" for Corpus of the International Symposium of the Ming and Qing Dynasty Files and Historical Study, Xinhua Press (2007).
11 "The Past and the Present: Southeast Asian Art Research Seminar" hosted by the National Palace Museum and the French School of Asian Studies from April 11 to 13, 2005. Published "The Study of the Rare Books and Southeast Asia: Based on the Research Results of Taiwan and China in the Past 20 Years."
12. Published the "Mr. Chang Bi-De and the Study of the Qing History" for The Collected Papers of Professor Chang Bi-De's on His 85th Birthday in February, 2005, edited by the Department of Chinese, Tamkang University, and published by the Taiwan Student Bookstore (February 2005, pages 25~38).
13. "The Ming and Qing Name Authority File and the Study of Manchu Genealogy", "The Manchu Names and Genealogy Symposium" hosted by the Chinese Fushun Academy of Social Science from August 29 to 31, 2004.
14. "From Qing History to Comments on the Draft History of Qing: The Process of Taiwanese Governments' Efforts in Compiling the Qing History since Setting Foot in Taiwan", the 1st International Qing History Symposium, hosted by the Fo Guang University of Yilan on October 28, 2003. Collected Papers of Qing History (Volume 2 of 2), People's Press (in Beijing) (September 2006, pages 1101~1130).
15. "The International Symposium on the History of the Sino-Vatican Diplomatic Relations" hosted by the Department of History of the Fu Jen Catholic University in December, 2002. Published "Persistence and Tolerance: Kangxi Emperor's Response to the Change in Sino-Vatican Relationship as Observed in the Files" for Collected Papers on the International Symposium on the History of the Sino-Vatican Diplomatic Relations (pages 145~182).
   
Periodical Papers
 
1. Wrote "The Enigma of M. C. Escher: Prints from The Israel Museum, Jerusalem" for The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art (no. 372, Mar. 2014, pages 124–128)
2. Wrote "Breaking Away from the Pack, Transcending the Past and the Present: the Artistic Taste of Qing Emperor Gaozong" for The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art (no. 367, Oct. 2013, pages 4–11)
3. Wrote "Looking Back at the Past and Looking Forward into the Future: Written Notes Produced Prior to the Publication of The History of the National Palace Museum" for The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art (no. 364, Jul. 2013, pages 4–15)
4. Wrote "The recording, transfer, characteristics, and sharing of the National Palace Museum's digital collections" for The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art (no. 358, Jan. 2013, pages 58–63)
5. Wrote the "Restoration and Collection of Mirror Case 'Xi Qing Xu Jian'" for The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art (no. 352, Jul. 2012, pages 4–9)
6. "Yung-ling Imperial Tombs River Engineering," "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art " No. 348 (March 2012, pages 52~61).
7. "The Red Ticket: A Letter from Emperor Kangxi to the Pope," "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art " No. 344 (November 2011, pages 20~31).
8. "Decoding John Thomson's Figural Photographs from His China Travels," the National Palace Museum Bulletin Volume 44 (pages 103~124).
9. "Surveying the Territorial Boundary Map in Southern Tibet: Unequal Treaty that Existed in the Sino-Britain Negotiation of Tibet in the Qing Dynasty," "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art " No. 341 (August 2011, pages 32~46).
10. "Local Interpretations of Qing Archive Exhibition: On the Exhibition of Qing Historical Materials of Taiwan at the National Palace Museum," Journal of Museum and Culture (1st issue, June 2011, pages 83~102).
11. "The Art of Being an Emperor: Teaching Materials from the Emperor in the National Palace Museum," "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art " No. 337 (April 2011, pages 4~13).
12. "A Special Encounter: A Tribute from the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama," "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art " No. 329 (July 2010, pages 14~29).
13. "The Origin of National Palace Museum's Collection of A Children's Reader of Poems from One Thousand Authors," " The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art " No. 324 (March 2010, pages 8~13).
14. "Mr. Sun Yat-sen and the National Palace Museum," "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art " No. 323 (February 2010, pages 12~19).
15. "5000 Years of Supremacy, A Journey at Will: Discussing the U-Museum Project," "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art" No. 322 (January 2010, pages 6~11).
16. "An Opportunity to Co-Publish for Taiwan and China: The Publishing of the Kangxi Confidential Memorandum," "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art " No. 318 (September 2009, pages 80~85).
17 "The Sacred Tree of Yongning: An Elm Tree that would Determine the Fortune of the Great Qing Dynasty," "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art " No. 316 (July 2009, pages 84~95).
18. Documentary on the Exchanges between the NPM and the Shanghai Museum, "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art " No. 313 (pages 4~11).
19. Documentary on the Exchanges between the Palace Museums across the Taiwan Strait, "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art " No. 312 (pages 16~29).
20. March 2009,"The Drawing of China's Sea Side: National Palace Museum's Collection of Map of the Coastal Provinces of China," "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art " No. 312 (pages 26~39).
21. September 2008, "Border Defence and Settlement: Selected Pieces from the Historical Maps in the Collections of the National Palace Museum," "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art " No. 306 (pages 112~117).
22. August 2008,"Folded Drawings: Drawings in the Copies of Submissions by Office of Military Secrets," "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art " No. 305 (pages 112~121).
23. May 2008,"Two Records of Alms Giving that were Related to the Empress Dowager," "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art " No. 302 (pages 38~42).
24. September 2007, Two Decades of Experiences in Exposition Planning – Historical Records and Archival Exhibition, "Archives Quarterly," September 2007 issue.
25. Colossal Assembly of Literature: the Challenges and Outlook of the Historical File," The National Palace Museum Research Quarterly Volume 24, No. 4 (pages 119~148).
26. August 2007, "Passing the Imperial Examination-Ch'ing Dynasty Rare Documents Exhibition, Part 3, "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Arts" No.293.(pages 4~11)
27. January 2007, Where Empress Dowager Cixi Drew Her Power – Introduction to Selection of Works for "Passing the Imperial Examination-Ch'ing Dynasty Rare Documents Exhibition," "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Arts" No.286, pp.66-73.
28. April 2006,"Illustrated Historical Documents in the Collections of the National Palace Museum," Ancient Chinese Art & Collection Monthly No. 163 ( pages 54~56).
29. April 2006, Passing the Imperial Examination-Ch'ing Dynasty Rare Documents Exhibition, "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Arts", Ancient Chinese Art & Collection Monthly No. 163 (pages 50~53).
30. April 2006, Zhi-gong-tu-Introduction to NPM Collection of 18th Century Pictures of Aboriginal People, "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Arts" No.277(pages 16~31).
31. March 2006, A Closer Look-Distribution of Aboriginal People of the 18th Century, "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Arts" No.276(pages 60~73).
32. February 2006, Academic Pursuit during Wartime-Central Museum during the Times of Li and Chuang, "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Arts" No.277(pages 96~105).
33. Fall 2005 NPM and Draft History of Ch'ing, "NPM Research Quarterly" Volume 23, No.1(pages 573~624).
34. December 2005, Imperial Stories in the Original Records-NPM's Endeavor to Name, Compile and Publish "Archives in the Original Manchurian," "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Arts" Volume 273, No.9(pages 4~15).
35. October 2005, Symposium on the New Roles of Central American Museums in Society, "Museum Communications,"(pages 12~16).
36. May 2005, Map of the World: Story behind Exhibition of Ancient Maps Donated by Prof. Johannes Hajime Iizuka, "Ancient Arts Collection," (pages 210~213).
37. March 2005, The Imperial Pen-Memos with Comments of the Emperor, "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Arts" No.264.(pages 4~19).
38. Spring 2005, Table of Reference of Ch'ing Dynasty's Academia Historica – with Introduction to NPM collection of Academia Historica's Chronicles of Prominent Government Official, "NPM Research Quarterly" Volume 22, No.3(pages 91~130).
39. February 2005, Chiung-pu-fei-hsiang˙Pao-chang-chi-ching – Introduced by Dong Hao, "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Arts" No.263(pages 4~14).
40. January 2005, Tale of the Bulls, "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Arts" No.262(pages36~49).
41. September 2004,"Selected Pieces from the Thou Art Understand! Ch'ing Court Communication as Relfected in the Palace Memorials Special Exhibition," The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art No. 258 (pages 46~55).
42. May 2004, Dialogues between the Emperor and His Servants: Introduction to the Memos Submitted to the Imperial Court and the Emperor's Comment, "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Arts" No. 245 (pages 82~91).
43. September 2003, "Formosa – Resurfacing of the City of the King" Exhibition, "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Arts" No. 246 (pages 76~85).
44. February 2003 The Frontier: Taiwan during the 17th to 19th Centuries, "The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Arts" No. 239 (pages 32~45).
   
Periodicals and books edited
 
1. Editor-in-chief of The Study of the Shengqing Society and Yangzhou in Honor of Professor Chen Jia-Sian for His 80th Birthday, Yuan-Liou Publishing Co (November 2011).
2. Editor-in-chief of A Century of Resilient Tradition: Republic of China (R.O.C.)'s Diplomatic Archives Exhibition catalogues, NPM publications (October 2011).
3. Editor-in-chief of Emperor Kangxi and the Sun King Louis XIV: Sino-Franco Encounters in Arts and Culture Special Exhibition, NPM publications (October 2011).
4. Editor-in-chief of Tibet–Treasures from the Roof of the World catalogues, United Daily News (July 2010).
5. Editorial Advisor of Gold and Glory: The Wonders of Khitan from the Inner Mongolia Museum Collection Special Exhibition, Media Sphere Communications (February 2010).
6. Editor-in-chief of one of NPM's Collection The Right of Judgment for the Chinese Palace Museum: The Exhibition Gallery of Antiquities, NPM publications (February 2010).
7. Editor-in-chief of one of NPM's Collection Yongzheng: A Diligent Emperor and His Legendary Legacy, NPM Publications (September 2009).
8. Editor-in-chief of A New NPM Re-Edited, NPM Publications (September 2009).
9. Editor-in-chief of Harmony and Integrity: The Yongzheng Emperor and His Times Special Exhibition catalogue, NPM Publications (September 2009).
10. Editor-in-chief of The National Palace Museum's Manuscript Album of Jizhi Table not Published in the Qing Historica, Shenxiangting Enterprise Press (November 2008).
11. Editor-in-chief of Paleography Set from the Zhan Family in Dongshi and Huang Family in Qingshui, Taichung, NPM Publications (October 2008).
12. Editor-in-chief of "Treasures of the World's Cultures: The British Museum after 250 Years," Media Sphere Communications LTD.
13. Editor-in-chief of The National Palace Museum's Project Files and Tactic Corpus: Gurkha File, NPM Publications (July 2007).
14. Editor-in-chief of The National Palace Museum's Manuscript Album of Jizhi Table not Published in the Qing Historica, Shenxiangting Enterprise Press (2006).
15. Editor-in-chief of "Picturesque Depiction," NPM publications(April 2006).
16. Editor-in-chief of "Map of the World: Exhibition of Ancient Maps Donated by Prof. Johannes Hajime Iizuka," NPM publications(2005).
17. Editor-in-chief of "Archives in the Original Manchurian," New Taiwan Book(2005).
18. Editor-in-chief of "Documentation and Historical Study: Symposium in Honor of Professor Jia-sian Chen for His 70th Birthday," Yuan-Liou Publishing Co., Ltd(2004).
19. Editor-in-chief of "Emperor Ch'ien-lung's Cultural Quest," NPM publications(2002).
20. Edited page 818 of "Significant NPM Events of the Past Century" (2 volumes), NPM publications(2000).
21. Edited page 367 of Department of Rare Books and Documents' "Major Events of the Last 2000 Years of Civilization," NPM publications(2000).
   
Books
 
1. Collected Writings of Records on the Qing Dynasty, NPM Publications (January 2011).
2. "In the Beginning-Special Exhibition of NPM Collection of Documentations Pertinent to Aboriginal People in Taiwan," NPM publications (2006).
3. "Noted: Exposition of Imperial Memos," NPM publications (2004).
4. "The Frontier: Taiwan during the 17th to 19th Centuries," NPM publications (2003).
5. "Sino-British Tibet Negotiations in Modern Days──From Battle of Gurkha to Meeting of Washington," NPM publications (1996).
   
Literature Compilation
 
1. Joined the Department of Books and Documents since 1983 to edit the "Palace Memorials", which included Palace Memorials of the Submissions to Qianlong (57 Volumes), Palace Memorials of the Submissions to Jiaqing (34 Volumes), Palace Memorials of the Submissions to Jiaqing-Daoguang (30 Volumes), Palace Memorials of the Submissions to Xianfeng & Tongzhi (32 Volumes), and Addendum to the Palace Memorials (1 Volume); NPM Publications.
2. Editor of Historical Documents and Biographies from the Qing Archives, Historical Drafts of Name Index (690 pages), NPM Publications (1986)
3. Worked with the Department of Books and Documents to edit the Qing Palace Monthly Packs and Historical Materials of Taiwan (6 Volumes), NPM Publications (1994)
4. Editor of The National Palace Museum's Seventy Years of Excellence (318 pages), The Commercial Press (1995)
5. Editor of Records of Major Events in the National Palace Museum in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century (2 Volumes, totalling 818 pages), NPM Publications (2000).
6. Worked with the Department of Books and Documents to edit the Records of the Major Events in 2000 Years of Human Civilization (367 pages), NPM Publications (2000).
 
   
Other (including book prefaces)
 
1. Wrote the preface for the First Biennale Exhibition of Ceramics Crafted by Taiwanese Youths (published by the Global Strategic Investment Fund, Dec. 2013)
2. Wrote the preface for the Qianlong C.H.A.O. Non-Profit Photography Exhibition (published by the Institute for Information Industry, Oct. 2013)
3. Wrote the preface for Taking a Path Unknown: New Interpretations of Orientalism by Timmy Yip (published by the CommonWealth Magazine, Jul. 2013)
4. Wrote "The Treasure of the World, the National Palace Museum" for the Palace of Asian Art (published by QUALIART, Japan Inc., Jul. 2013, pages 8–35)
5. Wrote the "A Study of Qing Palace Files and the History of the Republic of China" for the National Chengchi University's Humanities Book Collection: Events and Files From the Republic of China Period (published by the Chengchi University Press, Jun. 2013, pages 107–124)
6. Wrote the recommendation for the Encyclopedia of Buddhist Arts (published by the Fo Guang Shan Religious Affairs Committee and issued by the Fo Guang Shan Culture and Issuing Department, May 2013)
7. Wrote "The Red Ticket: A Letter from Emperor Kangxi to the Pope," The Study of the Shengqing Society and Yangzhou in Honor of Professor Chen Jia-Sian for His 80th Birthday, Yuan-Liou Publishing Co. (November 2011, pages 347 to 370).
8. Wrote "The Editing and Introduction of A Torrent Formed from Water Drops: The Compilation of Historical Data on the National Revolution in the Qing Palace," A Torrent Formed from Water Drops: The Compilation of Historical Data on the National Revolution in the Qing Palace, World Bookstore (August 2011, pages 13~29).
9. Wrote "The Origin and Development of the National Palace Museum's A Children's Reader of Poems from One Thousand Authors," World Bookstore (March 2010).
10. Wrote the preface for the Kangxi Confidential Memorandum, NPM Publications (September 2009).
11. Wrote the preface for the "Gurkha File Compiled and Published by the Imperial Palace," Gurkha File, NPM Publications (May 2007).
12. "Draft History of Ch'ing – Proofreader's Annotation," 15 volumes, Academia Historica (participated in the program "Draft History of Ch'ing – Proofreader's Annotation" from 1978-1983 of National Palace Museum and Academia Historica)(1989).
 
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