January 29-Exams and Family

January 29-Exams and Family - I. II. January 29, 2007...

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January 29, 2007 I. Gentri was distinctly different from those before the Tang and after the destruction of the civil service exam a. The gentries stablizes developed during this period b. They were made by the exams II. Exam a. Meritocracy b. Exams were first invented during the hang to test men who were recommended for a position in office c. Tested on their literary abilities, Buddhist and Daoist works, and poetry d. Adapted on in the Sung, way to recruit and rank education men in the civil service. i. Circulum was moving more towards classics and morality and away from poetry ii. Shadow privilege: each official could bring a son or nephew in after him, which him having to take an exam. But you can’t designate what office that he got. e. in the Yuan Dynasty i. Neo-confucian came into play with four books ii. More focused curriculum. iii. Used it not only for northern Chinese, but also for Mongols. iv. Southern Chinese were discriminated against v. In each gov office there was a main guy, and all the paper work went through clerks. In the Yuan if you were a really good clerk, you could be
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