China's Examination Hell by Ichisada Miyazaki
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China's Examination Hell
By Ichisada Miyazaki

China's Examination Hell

The Civil Service Examinations of Imperial China New edition

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Format: Paperback

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China's Examination Hell by Ichisada Miyazaki

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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 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300026399
ISBN-10: 0300026390
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 8mm)
Pages: 146
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1981
Country of Publication: United States

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