Nominative Command Naming Chi Yün the Provincial Education Commissioner of Fukien
Item No. : 078467
A.D.1762, Ch'ing dynasty
Height 54.1, width 178cm
In the Ch’ing dynasty, command edicts (ch’ih-shu) were used to appoint officials to posts outside of the capital, and tso-ming-ch’ih (Nominative Commands) were issued bearing appointees’ names and titles. These commands proclaimed the appointment of officials to the positions, such as Governor-General, Provincial Governor, Education Commissioner, Superintendent of Imperial Silk Manufacturing, Provincial Commander-in-chief, or Brigade-General.