China's Examination Hell: The Civil Service Examinations of Imperial China

  • Title: China's Examination Hell: The Civil Service Examinations of Imperial China
  • Author: Ichisada Miyazaki Conrad Schirokauer
  • ISBN: 9780300026399
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
  • China s Examination Hell The Civil Service Examinations of Imperial China Written by one of the foremost historians of Chinese institutions this book focuses on China s civil service examination system in its final and most elaborate phase during the Ch ing dynasty All asp
    Written by one of the foremost historians of Chinese institutions, this book focuses on China s civil service examination system in its final and most elaborate phase during the Ch ing dynasty All aspects of this labyrinthine system are explored the types of questions, the style and form in which they were to be answered, the problem of cheating, and the psychological anWritten by one of the foremost historians of Chinese institutions, this book focuses on China s civil service examination system in its final and most elaborate phase during the Ch ing dynasty All aspects of this labyrinthine system are explored the types of questions, the style and form in which they were to be answered, the problem of cheating, and the psychological and financial burdens of the candidates, the rewards of the successful and the plight of those who failed Drawing on a wide range of sources, including Chinese novels, short stories, and plays, this thought provoking and entertaining book brings to vivid life the testing structure that supplied China s government bureaucracy for almost fourteen hundred years.

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    1. Since it is close to final exam season here, why not read a book about other peoples' examinations?The Chinese imperial examination system was first established in the Tang Dynasty, and came to a formal end in the closing years of the Qing Dynasty in 1904-5. In this period of just over a thousand years, this educational system and bureaucratized civil service was a main feature of the imperial administration. The system was established at first to curb the power of the landed aristocracy and cre [...]

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    2. Both concise and comprehensive. I was interested in reading about these after Chinese civil servants seemed to appear in every book I read about China: Platt's Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom, Lovell's Opium War, Kuhn's Soulstealers, and even in The Penguin History of the World. The exams are described in detail, which naturally drew me to compare them to American standardized tests and citizenship tests. Most entertaining are the ghost stories; apparently, the examination centers were a common s [...]

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    3. Lo sapevate che in principio il mondo occidentale e, soprattutto, l'Europa non prevedevano esami per l'assegnazione delle cariche di stato? No?Allora leggendo questo libro potrete identificare il colpevole delle nostre sofferenze. Nella Cina imperiale, in seguito a complotti per il potere, dove concubine, eunuchi e funzionari facevano di tutto per spodestare l'imperatore o usarlo come burattino per i propri interessi (George R.R. Martin, ne sai qualcosa vero?), venne ideato un sistema di esami d [...]

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    4. Hochinteressante, informative EinführungWer sich näher mit chinesischer Literatur und Geschichte auseinandersetzt, stößt schnell auf das Thema der Prüfungskultur. Wer etwas werden wollte in China, sei es in der Tang- oder der Qing-Dynastie, musste sich durch die teilweise unglaublichen Strapazen dieses Prüfungswesens arbeiten, teilweise lebenslang. Die gesamte chinesische Kultur ist zu einem nicht unbeträchtlichen Teil von dieser Art, die Positionen in der Regierung zu besetzen, beeinflus [...]

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    5. Extremely interesting read about how the Chinese gained office through the testing services.

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    6. Clear, concise Chinese history.

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