mandarins of china

img.: Pekin, Mandarin et Bonze Chinois, Chinese mandarin et priest. Carte Postale; Etnografiska museet CC-BY-NC-ND via Europeana.

Flows of people, objects and knowledge went back and forth between Europe and China across centuries, and are witnessed by a wealth of China-related cultural heritage preserved in European Institutions.
Discover the interesting stories that are told in digitized collections available on Europeana, carefully curated and selected by the Editorial Team of EU funded PAGODE – Europeana China project.

Today’s gallery is about “Mandarins of China“.

Mandarins were important public officials & bureaucrats, playing a vital role in the country’s imperial history. The notoriously difficult imperial exams were an important facet of social mobility, granting those who passed a privileged status.

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PAGODE – Europeana China is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility Programme of the European Union, under GA n. INEA/CEF/ICT/A2019/1931839