For a C ∞ quaternionic vector bundle, the odd-dimensional real Chern classes vanish, and this allows for a construction of secondary (exotic) characteristic classes associated with a pair of quaternionic structures of a given complex vector bundle. This construction is then applied to obtain exotic characteristic classes associated with an automorphism β of the holomorphic tangent bundle of a Kähler manifold. These results are the complex analoga of those given for the higher order Maslov classes in [V2].
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