The China Society of Southern California

Fostering friendship, understanding and appreciation

between China and America since 1935


Upcoming Program
Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Chinese Rank Badges


David Hugus

We are sharing our November meeting with the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California which has cosponsored many of our recent meetings.  David has given us talks on Mandarin Squares many years ago and we want him to give us an updated one since he has written a new book on the subject.

Half of Chinese Rank Badges is devoted to appendices that try to provide the context for badges. There are appendices for the history of the Chinese civil service examination process, the preparation for and taking of the preliminary examinations, and the conduct of the actual examinations themselves. 

The book can be ordered from

For HK$480 / US$65 plus shipping

Program will be via zoom, Wednesday 7:00 p.m. PST, November 3, 2021.

Please RSVP and register for the talk at