The Ethics of Looted Art


How one of the most important documents in Chinese history ended up in Washington's Smithsonian museum.

Thanks to the painstaking research of Peking University's Li Ling, we now can understand how this crucial artifact was taken out of China in the tumult of China's civil war and why it now lies unvisited in the basement of a Washington art museum. See my piece in the New York Times.

Category: New York Times, Project History and Memory, 
Posted by: ian
Jun 8, 2018