Video games and ‘cutie emperors’: Palace Museum director retires and not everyone is sad to see him go

The driving force behind the Palace Museum’s leap into the internet age retired o last week after seven years of online hits that thrilled fans of Chinese history around the world and rubbed industry professionals the wrong way.Shan Jixiang did not shy away from shaking things up at Beijing’s ancient imperial palace and he frequently appeared in the media to discuss his plans.The museum achieved significant commercial success, unprecedented popularity, and earned director Shan widespread public…

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