Ladder to the Clouds: Intrigue and Tradition in Chinese Rank Beverley Jackson

ISBN: 9781580081276

Published: February 1st 2000

Hardcover

320 pages


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Ladder to the Clouds: Intrigue and Tradition in Chinese Rank  by  Beverley Jackson

Ladder to the Clouds: Intrigue and Tradition in Chinese Rank by Beverley Jackson
February 1st 2000 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 320 pages | ISBN: 9781580081276 | 9.56 Mb

For 13 centuries, throughout China male recruits studied diligently for a long series of grueling examinations in hopes of achieving the civil rank that would enable them to serve the emperor of China. For the fortunate few who passed these examsMoreFor 13 centuries, throughout China male recruits studied diligently for a long series of grueling examinations in hopes of achieving the civil rank that would enable them to serve the emperor of China.

For the fortunate few who passed these exams there were nine possible ranks, each identified by a square badge of finely woven kesi, embroidery, or brocade. Now available in paperback, LADDER TO THE CLOUDS offers a thorough analysis of symbols, styles, and techniques used in mandarin square ranks, along with the most complete information for their identification to date.An exploration of Chinese symbols and customs, many of which are still practiced today.Includes vintage photographs and detailed descriptions, photos, and illustrations.Finalist for the 2000 Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Award.



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