Shih Shou-chien

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Shih Shou-chien
Shou-Chien Shih, the Member of Academia Sinica, in 2015 TIBE.JPG
President of National Palace Museum
In office
20 May 2004 – 25 January 2006
Preceded byTu Cheng-sheng
Succeeded byLin Mun-lee
Personal details
Born (1951-06-08) 8 June 1951 (age 68)
ResidenceTaipei, Taiwan
Alma materNational Taiwan University
Princeton University
Occupationscholar, writer, professor
Shih Shou-chien
Traditional Chinese石守謙
Simplified Chinese石守谦

Shih Shou-chien (Chinese: 石守謙; born 8 June 1951) is a Taiwanese scholar, writer, and professor at National Taiwan University. He served as President of National Palace Museum from May 2004 to January 2006.[1][2] He is an academician of Academia Sinica.

Life and career[edit]

Shih Shou-chien was born in Taiwan on June 8, 1951. He graduated from National Taiwan University as well as Princeton University. He studied the Chinese art history under Wen Fong, a noted Chinese-American art historian.[3] He was a professor at National Taiwan University in 1990, becoming director of the Institute of Art History in 1991. In May 2000 Executive Yuan appointed him as Vice-President of the National Palace Museum. After this office was terminated in May 2004, he was promoted to President position, serving until January 2006. He is a researcher at Academia Sinica since 2006, and he was elected an academician in July 2012.


  1. ^ 台湾检方起诉前故宫院长石守谦等贪污并求处重刑. Chinanews (in Chinese). 2009-08-25.
  2. ^ 石守谦谈中国画的帝王品味与文人趣味. (in Chinese). 2014-11-30.
  3. ^ 石守谦:宋画是东方的“文艺复兴”. (in Chinese). 2014-11-20.
Government offices
Tu Cheng-sheng
President of National Palace Museum
20 May 2004 - 25 January 2006
Lin Mun-lee