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A list of donors by year

Updated: Aug 13, 2018


1. Zheng Yunzhen from Tianjin donated three items of furniture made during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

2. Aisin Gioro Shouzhi, a descendant of Aisin Gioro Zaitao (1887-1970), a principal prince and key political figure in the late Qing Dynasty, donated a set of man-made hills and cachepot from the last Chinese feudal dynasty.

3. Aisin Gioro Yuzhan (1923-2016), a calligrapher, donated a plaque with an inscription of "Jingguan" in Chinese by his father Puwei (1880-1936), a key political figure in the late Qing Dynasty, and a scroll of his calligraphy.


1. Shi Shuqing (1922-2007), a scholar and senior connoisseur of cultural relics, donated a bamboo fan from the Qing Dynasty.

2. Aisin Gioro Yuzhan donated a set of modern calligraphy works.

3. Chen Lan donated 65 valuable photos of Prince Kung's Palace kept by her father, Chen Hongshun (1905-1986), a former professor at Peking University.

4. Shen Hong, a professor at Zhejiang University, donated an English book titled The Years that were Fat: Peking, 1933-1940 by George Kates, a famous American scholar who fell in love with the collection of ancient Chinese furniture during his stay in Beijing from 1933 to 1940.

5. Thanks to the Cultural Department of the Chinese embassy in Berlin, the Monumenta Serica Institute in Bonn, Germany donated a copy of the fifth issue of Monumenta Serica published in 1940.


1. Aisin Gioro Yuzhan donated two lacquer boxes from the Qing Dynasty.

2. Tseng Yu-ho Ecke (1925-2017), a senior Chinese-American collector and scholar, donated seven sets of Chinese furniture from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

3. Aisin Gioro Puren donated one piece of his calligraphy.

4. Sannchuu Jou, a descendant of Japanese art dealer Yamanaka Sadajiro, who was the biggest antique dealer selling Chinese and Japanese artworks from the 1910s to 1940s, donated a copy of the Illustrated Catalogue of the Remarkable Collection of the Imperial Prince Kung auctioned in New York of the US in 1913.

5. Mori Fukuda, a senior Japanese historian, donated a modern Japanese publication on the cultural relics from Prince Kung's Palace Museum lost in other countries and two rubbings of ancient Chinese tablet inscriptions.


Wu Bingliang, a renowned domestic furniture designer, donated a set of replicated long-narrow tables made of red wood in accordance with the styles of the Ming Dynasty.


Zhang Dexiang, a senior collector of ancient furniture and connoisseur of cultural relics in China, donated 25 sets of furniture from the Qing Dynasty.


Zhang Jinghuai, a nephew of renowned contemporary calligrapher Aisin Gioro Qi Gong (1912-2005), donated a seal with the Chinese characters "Xijin Studio" and "Prince Kung" on its covers. There is a mark of the seal on a piece of calligraphy created by Lu Ji (261-303), a prominent writer and calligrapher in the Western Jin Dynasty (265-316), and collected in the Palace Museum.


1. Jia Wenzhong, an expert in the restoration and appraisal of cultural relics, donated a rubbing piece of ancient bronze ware.

2. Wu Libo, an artist, donated a rubbing piece of an ancient gong wine vessel in the shape of a sheep.

3. Xu Wenzhi, an artist, donated seven rubbing pieces of stone inscriptions created by Puru (1896-1963), a renowned calligrapher and painter, collector of cultural relics and grandson of Prince Kung, in Mount Xishan of Beijing.


Li Lanqing, former Chinese vice-premier, donated 15 items of his calligraphy and paintings and 32 sets of seal carvings.

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