Edward Burman was made Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool in recognition of his outstanding contribution to cultural exchanges between China and the West. He is the Executive Director for China of Mediapolis Engineering Srl, an Italian architecture and engineering practice based in Turin, for which he is now working part-time on a Chinese theatre investment in Venice and other architecture projects. Edward's most recent of eighteen books was published in a Chinese translation by Shaanxi People's Press in late 2015. It was then published in English in 2016, as Xi'an Through European Eyes: A Cultural History in the Year of the Horse. Since 2016 he has been a Trustee of the Xi'an City Wall Heritage Foundation in which he is the only foreign trustee. He has set up EB Cultural Enterprises Ltd in Hong Kong for his cultural activities. He has lived in Beijing since 2003.
Edward Burman examines the most up-to-date theories about these extraordinary artefacts -- Arminta Wallace * Irish Times * Tell[s] us a great deal that is fascinating about the figures and the Emperor who ordered them to be built -- Nick Rennison * Daily Mail *