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A high public or government official of the Chinese empire; the term has been used in reference to the power wielded by a mandarin-like class of professionals—physicians, lawyers, scientists, engineers, middle managers, etc.
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Sainz volvio a Fengshan a entrevistarse con los mandarines sobre este asunto, sin exito esta vez.
Parfois, elles accomplissent leur don en avancant des oranges ou des mandarines en guise de desserts.
Tampoco elude "los rituales, la etiqueta y los ademanes de mandarines que la pedagogia corporativa se ocupo de inocularnos" (p.
Don Quijote does not immediately call forth Juan Goytisolo's Juan sin tierra, for example, nor does El amigo Manso appear intimately linked to Miguel Espinosa's Escuela de mandarines through influence or tradition.