January 11-Hucker

January 11-Hucker - January 17, 2007 I. Gentries are the...

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January 17, 2007 I. Gentries are the dominating class during this time A. They were i. Honored in Society ii. Had Political Power-deal with local officials as equal iii. And most of time got to Eat more iv. Legal privilegeves v. Put honor banners vi. Not subject to labor tax, only property tax vii. Several sources of income: if they hold office, teaching, serving as secretaries, fui shi experts, doctors. II. Defined by it’s education in the Confucusian classes and that mean they were able to participate in the examination and were able to pass the lowest level of the examination. A. The other people were somewhat educated. B. Every generation had to take the test. The competition to get into the class, get money, to get land and many other aspects of life was tough. III. Increasing population A. The Tang had 60 million people, Song had 100 million, Yuan had a crash due to Black Death and war to 85 million mid 14 th century, Ming 100 million 1500 and at the end of the Qing there were 400 million people. i.
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2010 for the course HIEA HIEA 122 taught by Professor Schnewed during the Spring '10 term at UCSD.

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January 11-Hucker - January 17, 2007 I. Gentries are the...

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