At the instructor’s request, this class has been converted to online-only. This class is a talk with slides presenting Adam Brookes’s work of narrative non-fiction “FRAGILE CARGO: The World War II Race to Save the Treasures of China’s Forbidden City.” FRAGILE CARGO tells the true story – for the first time in English – of the brave curators and art historians who saved the imperial art collections of China from devastation and plunder during Japan’s invasion of China. To do so, the curators crated up a quarter of a million objects and books and for sixteen years transported them through war-torn China in search of safety.