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11 February 2020A Mandarin at the Chinese Imperial Court - Insignia and Costume of Power. A Ladder to the Clouds
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A Mandarin at the Chinese Imperial Court - Insignia and Costume of Power. A Ladder to the Clouds David Rosier Tuesday 11 February 2020

This Special Interest Day looks at the fascinating process by which young boys were selected and sponsored to take the Imperial Examinations with the objective of eventually being appointed as a Civil Official in the Court and Government of the Chinese Emperor. Consideration will be given to the highly complex system of regulated insignia and costume that officials had to adhere to whilst conducting their duties.

David Rosier, our speaker lived in Asia for more than 25 years and whilst living in Hong Kong, he assembled a collection of more than 700 predominantly Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Imperial and related textiles and costume accessories.

Tickets for this Special Interest Day, to include a light lunch, will be on sale from 9-30 a.m. at the November 2019 and January 2020 lecture meetings.