Mark O’Neill

Mark O'Neill

Mark O’Neill is a Hong Kong-based journalist whose latest book, The Miraculous History of China’s Two Palace Museums, is about China’s two most famous museums, located in Beijing (Palace Museum, in the Forbidden City) and Taipei (National Palace Museum). He “details the treacherous history of how some of China’s most precious artifacts were rescued from the invading Japanese imperial army in the 1930s and later transported to Taiwan, and the powerful symbolism of the museums,” according to the Wall Street Journal. O’Neill, who reported in Asia since 1978, is the author of four other books, including The Second Tang Dynasty: The 12 Sons of Fragrant Mountain Who Changed China and Frederick: The Life of My Missionary Grandfather in Manchuria.

March 19: The Miraculous History of China’s Two Palace Museums

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