CHINA

The Manchu Dynasty

(Ta Ch'ing Ch'ao )

ORDERS & DECORATIONS

K'ung Ch'ueh Ling (the Peacock Feather): the highest distinction available to servants of the state, Chinese and foreigners alike. Awarded in three classes as follows:
Lan Ling (the Blue Plume): conferred on soldiers of the Imperial Guards Division and on civilian officials below the sixth rank.
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The Imperial Order of the Double Dragon - Type I, First class, second grade.

Shuang Lung Pao Hsing (the Imperial Order of the Double Dragon): founded by Emperor Kuangsi on 7th February 1882. Originally intended as a reward solely for foreigners, but extended to Chinese subjects from 1908. The order was awarded in five classes, the first three being sub-divided into three grades each:
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The Imperial Order of the Double Dragon - Type I, Second class, second grade badge (L) and third grade (R).

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The Imperial Order of the Double Dragon - Type II, Second class, first grade, breast star (L) and sash badge (R).

  • 2.2. Second grade - Vice-Admirals, Lieutenant-Generals, Ministers-Resident, Charg d'Affaires, Inspectors-General, etc. Copyright Christopher Buyers

The Imperial Order of the Double Dragon - Type II, Second class, second grade, breast star (L) and neck badge (R).

  • 2.3. Third grade - Rear-Admirals, Major-Generals, Consuls-General, First Secretaries, Heads of Educational establishments, etc.

The Imperial Order of the Double Dragon - Type I, Third class, first grade (L) and second grade (R).

3. Third class: divided into three grades and conferred as follows:
  • 3.1. First grade - Captains in the Navy, Colonels in the army, Second Secretaries, Attachs, Professors, etc. Copyright Christopher Buyers
  • 3.2. Second grade - Commanders in the Navy, Lieutenant-Colonels, Vice-Consuls, etc.
 

The Imperial Order of the Double Dragon - Type III, Third class, second grade, neck badge.

  • 3.3. Third grade - Lieutenant-Commanders and Lieutenants in the Navy, Majors, Captains, Consulate Interpreters, etc.
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The Imperial Order of the Double Dragon - Type II, Third class, third grade, neck badge.

 

The Imperial Order of the Double Dragon - Type I, Fourth class.

 
Ta Pao Chang (the Most Precious Order of the Imperial Throne): founded by the Prince Regent Chun on behalf of his son Emperor Hsuan-tung [Kang Teh] on 20th March 1911. Awarded in a single class and limited to reigning Sovereigns only.
Huang Lung Hsn Chang (the Order of the Yellow Dragon): founded by the Prince Regent Chun on behalf of his son Emperor Hsuan-tung [Kang Teh] on 20th March 1911. Awarded in a single class and limited to Princes and members of Royal houses.
Ch'ih Lung Hsn Chang (the Order of the Red Dragon): founded by the Prince Regent Chun on behalf of his son Emperor Hsuan-tung [Kang Teh] on 20th March 1911. Awarded in a single class and conferred on Princes of the Blood of the second and third ranks. Also conferred on those of the fourth and fifth ranks or, on officials of the first rank, for exceptional services.
Ch'en Kung Hsn Chang (the Order of the Blue Dragon): founded by the Prince Regent Chun on behalf of his son Emperor Hsuan-tung [Kang Teh] on 20th March 1911. Awarded in eight classes and conferred for pre-eminent services of special merit.
Ch'ing Lung Hsn Chang (the Order of the Black Dragon): founded by the Prince Regent Chun on behalf of his son Emperor Hsuan-tung [Kang Teh] on 20th March 1911. Awarded in eight classes and conferred for zealous services as follows:
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King P'ai (The Soldiers' Medal): instituted by the Emperor to reward distinguished and meritorious services by soldiers of the Imperial Army. Awarded in a single class silver medal inscribed with the character "shang" (reward).
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