The Forbidden City as an epitome of Chinese history and culture is admired by people from around the world. The author Zheng Xinmiao hand-picked valuable historical materials and combined them with his experience as the director of the Palace Museum from 2002 to 2012 to present this excellent guide on the Forbidden City. The book covers the cultural relics, historical events and historical figures of the Forbidden City, walking readers through the magnificent architecture and rare collections, the mastercrafters who created these wonders and passed the craftsmanship down to generations, as well as the historical ups and downs, showcasing a vivid panorama of the Forbidden City in historical and cultural context. Many cultural relic, images and archives documented in the book are made available to the public for the first time. A not-to-miss addition to your bookshelf and an enjoyable read for those who are interested in Chinese culture and history.