Chen Xuesheng (front right) recently urged the Forbidden City to take the initiative to renew the contract to let Lanqian cultural relics be stored in the Forbidden City, but he did not directly obtain the consensus authorization of the owners.

(Photo by reporter Ling Meixue)

[Reporter Ling Meixue/Taipei Report] Lin Boshou’s family in Banqiao deposited the cultural relics of the “Lanqianshan Pavilion” in the Forbidden City. Because the Forbidden City notified the owner that the contract had expired, the Ruolin family decided not to renegotiate the contract or put forward a clear will during the half-year buffer period. After half a year expires, the Lin family must take back the cultural relics.

In this regard, the Kuomintang group accused the Forbidden City of rudely "returning" cultural relics, and strongly demanded that the Ministry of Culture must designate some important cultural relics of "Lanqian" as national treasures, and demanded that the Forbidden City follow the old practice to take the initiative to renew the contract.

Despite the Forbidden City's clarifications many times, the two sides have never been in focus, and the key descendants of the Lin family have never made an appearance or spoke out by name, causing related disputes to this day.

The Education and Culture Committee of the Legislative Yuan held a public hearing today (19th) with KMT legislator Zheng Zhengqian as the convening committee. Most of the co-signers of the former legislator Chen Xuesheng led the rescue of Lanqian cultural relics left in Taiwan participated in the speech. Chen Xuesheng's speech was roughly the same as It was the same when the joint signature of "Save the cultural relics of the Lanqianshan Museum and keep the national treasures in Taiwan" was first launched. They questioned that the previous directors of the Forbidden City had followed the Old Testament. Why did they change when Wu Micha became the director?

Moreover, Lanqian cultural relics only occupy 4 cabinets in the collection library, which does not take up much space.

In this regard, Xintoujia columnist Shao Lizhong put forward different opinions. He questioned that if the Lin family can occupy 4, then the other family can occupy 5 or another family can occupy 10.

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Su Shuobin, the curator of the cultural center at the front desk and now a professor at the Institute of Taiwanese Literature at National Taiwan University, pointed out that the "reservation system" of the Forbidden City is reasonable?

is another topic that needs to be discussed.

There is no corresponding concept of "deposit" in the world, and there is no consistent "deposit" practice. In other words, Taiwan's "deposit system" that does not deal with ownership is very unique.

Because the cultural relics of the "Lanqianshan Pavilion" are still private property, no matter how they are disposed of, the wishes of the owners must be respected.

Therefore, has the rescue joint signature initiated by Chen Xuesheng been authorized or entrusted by the descendants of the Lin family?

The reporter asked Chen Xuesheng after the public hearing. Chen Xuesheng confessed that he heard "indirectly" that the Lin family thought the "return" notice "caused great trouble to their family". As for through whom?

Which descendant of the Lin family said it?

Chen Xuesheng said that it is inconvenient to disclose.

The reporter further asked, it is rumored that the descendants of the Lin family have at least several different opinions. What if the depositors reach a consensus in the future to retrieve the cultural relics?

Condemn the Lin family?

Chen Xuesheng replied: "After the Lin family has reached a terrifying balance among themselves, they will maintain the status quo."

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