MANCHURIA

The Manchu Dynasty

(Ta Ch'ing Ch'ao )

ORDERS & DECORATIONS

 

The Supreme Order of the Orchid Blossoms - Grand Cordon, breast star (L) and sash badge (R).

Ta Hsun Wei Lanhua Chang (the Supreme Order of the Orchid Blossoms): founded by Emperor Kang Teh [Hsuan-tung] of Manchuria on 19th April 1934. Awarded in two classes:
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The Illustrious Order of the Ray of the Dragon - Grand Cordon, breast star (L) and sash badge (R).

Lung Kuang Chang (The Illustrious Order of the Ray of the Dragon): founded by Emperor Kang Teh [Hsuan-tung] as Emperor of Manchuria on 19th April 1934. Awarded in a single class:
 

The Order of the Prospitious Clouds - Grand Cordon, breast star (L) and sash badge (R).

Ching Yun Chang (the Order of Prospitious Clouds): founded by Emperor Kang Teh [Hsuan-tung] as Emperor of Manchuria on 19th April 1934. Awarded in six classes and two decorations:
 

The Order of the Pillars of the State - Grand Cordon, breast star (L) and sash badge (R).

Chu Kuo Chang (the Order of the Pillars of the State): founded by Emperor Kang Teh [Hsuan-tung] as Emperor of Manchuria on 14th September 1936. Awarded in five classes, the last two further sub-divided by grade:
1. First class - Chu Kuo Chang Ta-shou (Grand Cordon).
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3. Third class.
 

The Order of the Pillars of the State - Fourth class, first grade (L), Fifth class, first grade (C) and second grade (R).

4.1. Fourth class, first grade.
4.2. Fourth class, second grade.
5.1. Fifth class, first grade.
5.2. Fifth class, second grade.
5.3. Fifth class, third grade.
The National Border Incident Medal: instituted by Emperor Kang Teh [Hsuan-tung] as Emperor of Manchuria in 1939 to reward those who participated in the War against the invading Soviet forces in 1938 and 1939. Awarded in a single class, golden bronze medal.
 

The National Border Incident Medal (L), Enthronement Medal (C) and Emperor's Visit Medal (R).

The Enthronement Commemorative Medal: instituted by Emperor Kang Teh [Hsuan-tung] as Emperor of Manchuria to commemorate his enthronement at Hsin Hua Tsun, near Hsinking, on 1st March 1934. Awarded in a single class, silver medal.
Emperor's Visit to Japan Commemorative Medal: instituted by Emperor Kang Teh [Hsuan-tung] as Emperor of Manchuria to commemorate his visit to Japan on 21st September 1935. Awarded in a single class, oxidized silver medal.
The National Sacred Shrine Foundation Commemorative Medal: instituted by Emperor Kang Teh [Hsuan-tung] as Emperor of Manchuria to commemorate the establishment of the Shinto shrine in celebration of the alliance between Japan and Manchuria on 15th July 1940. Awarded in a single class, silver-plated bronze medal.
The National Census Commemorative Medal: instituted by Emperor Kang Teh [Hsuan-tung] as Emperor of Manchuria in 1940 to commemorate the first national census on 1st October 1940. Awarded in a single class, bronze medal.
 

The National Shrine Foundation Medal (L), Census Medal (C) and National Foundation Medal (R).

Great Manchukuo National Foundation Merit Medal: instituted by Emperor Kang Teh [Hsuan-tung] as Emperor of Manchuria to commemorate the first anniversary of the establishment of the State of Manchukuo on 11th March 1933. Awarded in a single class, black lacquered bronze medal.
National Foundation Commemorative Medal: instituted by Emperor Kang Teh [Hsuan-tung] as Emperor of Manchuria to commemorate the first anniversary of his inauguration as Head of State on 11th March 1933. Awarded in a single class, gold-plated bronze medal.
Great Manchu Empire Foundation Commemorative Medal: instituted by Emperor Kang Teh [Hsuan-tung] on 1st March 1935 to commemorate the first anniversary of his enthronement as Emperor of Manchura. Awarded in a single class, black lacquered bronze medal.
The Medal for Public Service: instituted by Emperor Kang Teh [Hsuan-tung] as Emperor of Manchuria to reward services of an official or public character to the empire. Awarded in three categories of endeavour; silver medal.
The Medal for Righteous Acts: instituted by Emperor Kang Teh [Hsuan-tung] as Emperor of Manchuria to reward meritorious services and acts of public benefaction. Awarded in a single class, silver medal.
The Medal for Harmony: instituted by Emperor Kang Teh [Hsuan-tung] as Emperor of Manchuria to reward acts promoting peace and harmony, and especially towards friendship between Manchuria and Japan. Awarded in a single class, silver medal.
 

The Public Service Medal (L), Red Cross Merit Decoration (C) and Red Cross Membership Medal (R).

Red Cross Merit Decoration: founded by Emperor Kang Teh [Hsuan-tung] as Emperor of Manchuria on 1st October 1938 to reward meritorious services with and to the Manchurian Red Cross Society: Awarded in a single class.
Red Cross Membership Medal: instituted by Emperor Kang Teh [Hsuan-tung] as Emperor of Manchuria on 1st October 1938 to reward meritorious services by honorary aid officers of the Manchurian Red Cross Society: Awarded in a single class, a silver medal.
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