Shan Jixiang is a research fellow, senior architect, and registered urban planner. As a student of Professor Wu Liangyong (b.1922), an academician of both the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, Dr. Shan studied urban planning and design. Also, he graduated with a Doctor of Engineering degree from the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University. At the moment, he holds the post of president of the Cultural Relics Society of China, guest research fellow of China Central Institute of Culture and History, while also being the dean of the Palace Museum Academy. He served as the director of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Cultural Relics, secretary of the Fangshan District's Committee of the Communist Party of China, chairman of Beijing Municipal Commission of Planning, administrator of State Administration of Cultural Heritage, and director of the Palace Museum. Also, he is a member of the 10th, 11th, 12th National Committees of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.