Definition of Mandarinism

1. n. A government mandarins; character or spirit of the mandarins.



Definition of Mandarinism

1. Noun. A government of mandarins; character or spirit of the mandarins. ¹

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Definition of Mandarinism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mandarinism

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mandarinism (current term)
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Literary usage of Mandarinism

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1. The Conventional Lies of Our Civilization by Max Simon Nordau (1884)
"... a whole by mandarinism, and both are logical deductions from the conception of a sovereign by the grace of God and a people subject by the curse of God. ..."

2. On Civil Liberty and Self-government by Francis Lieber (1874)
"I am under this necessity, and shall use it until a better and more acceptable term be proposed. mandarinism would not be preferable. ..."

3. The Cornhill Magazine by George Smith (1861)
"... and wealth untold—to make their sons traders instead of mandarins, they tell you frankly, mandarinism does not pay. It is a harassing life, ..."

4. Principles of Political Economy by Charles Gide (1903)
"... covering all kinds of labor and all manner of functions from the lowest to the highest; for this would probably result in the worst kind of mandarinism. ..."

5. The History of English Rationalism in the Nineteenth Century by Alfred William Benn (1906)
"... of government—possibly ending in a benevolent despotism even more thorough-going than that foreshadowed by Quesnay on the model of Chinese mandarinism; ..."

6. Voices of To-morrow: Critical Studies of the New Spirit in Literature by Edwin Björkman (1913)
"... entire tendency of what has sometimes been called "mandarinism" the attitude of Bergson has from the start been frankly hostile. ..."

7. The International Position of Japan as a Great Power by Seiji George Hishida (1905)
"... which on September 21 produced a coup d'etat, since their radical measures not only violated Chinese prejudices, but also destroyed mandarinism, ..."

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