Ladder to the Clouds: Intrigue and Tradition in Chinese Rank

Hugus, David, Jackson, Beverley

Published by Ten Speed Press, 2004
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Synopsis: NOW IN PAPERBACK!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 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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* Finalist for the 2000 Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Award.

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Title: Ladder to the Clouds: Intrigue and Tradition...
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: 2004
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