This jade cabbage captured the Chinese public’s imagination when the treasures of the Forbidden City were revealed after the last emperor’s fall. That the collection avoided capture by the Japanese is a tale of daring and adventure, as told in Fragile Cargo by Adam Brookes.
This jade cabbage captured the Chinese public’s imagination when the treasures of the Forbidden City were revealed after the last emperor’s fall. That the collection avoided capture by the Japanese is a tale of daring and adventure, as told in Fragile Cargo by Adam Brookes.

The race against time to save Forbidden City’s treasures in the second world war had shades of Indiana Jones

  • When the Chinese people learned the nature and extent of the treasures in Beijing’s Forbidden City, the seat of imperial power, they were stunned
  • That the treasures survived is down to a small band of men and women who packed them up and moved them to safety in wartime, says Adam Brookes in Fragile Cargo

This jade cabbage captured the Chinese public’s imagination when the treasures of the Forbidden City were revealed after the last emperor’s fall. That the collection avoided capture by the Japanese is a tale of daring and adventure, as told in Fragile Cargo by Adam Brookes.
This jade cabbage captured the Chinese public’s imagination when the treasures of the Forbidden City were revealed after the last emperor’s fall. That the collection avoided capture by the Japanese is a tale of daring and adventure, as told in Fragile Cargo by Adam Brookes.
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