China - Order of the Pao Hsing, 3rd Class... - Lot 207 - Beaussant Lefèvre & Associés

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China - Order of the Pao Hsing, 3rd Class... - Lot 207 - Beaussant Lefèvre & Associés
China - Order of the Pao Hsing, 3rd Class Medal in molten gold on the obverse, on a background chiseled with crenellated and decorated with clouds, two confronting dragons surrounding a translucent white glass cabochon, on the reverse, two clouds and ideograms indicate the name and class of the order, the two faces surrounded by a frieze of interlacing, two moving bélières allow the passage of a green silk trimmings finished by two fringes, one green, one red (detached, the upper trimming is missing), Chinese control stamp on the upper bélière.
With, kept in the dispatch envelope, the large patent of attribution partly printed on paper, ink seals, the official translation from the Chinese Mission in Paris and a Chinese passport. Joined a second trimming in red silk thread.
Diameter: 38 mm, gross weight: 38.55 g
China, circa 1881. SINOLOGIST HENRI CORDIER SINOLOGIST Henri Cordier (1849-1925), born in New Orleans, this famous French sinologist and historian began his career in Shanghai in an English bank and then turned to historical studies and research on the Far East. Returning to France in 1876, he was entrusted by the Chinese government with the supervision of the first Chinese student mission in Europe. It was following this mission that he received the order of Pao Hsing of the 3rd class and the title of 4th rank Mandarin. In 1881, he was appointed professor at the School of Oriental Languages, in charge of the history, geography and law of the Far East, a position he held until his death. In 1890 he founded with Gustave Schlegel the first journal of Sinology "T'oung Pao or Archives to serve the study of the history, languages, geography and ethnography of East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Indochina, Central Asia and Malaysia)", still published today. Member of the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-lettres in 1908, he was also President of the Geographical Society. He leaves a very impressive bibliography of more than 1,000 books and articles, in
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