February 1 - February 2 2007 I How did the exam system support the state a Provided jobs i Helped the states economy b No more fighting over

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February 2, 2007 I. How did the exam system support the state? a. Provided jobs i. Helped the states’ economy b. No more fighting over government position i. Less militarized and more civil competition c. Created a large pool of highly talented people i. Some of the most prompted talented people were degree holders ii. However did it draw in people who are good at memorizing and cheating d. Increased loyalty to the state i. Give people an opportunity “Chinese Dream” 1. Little peasant boy working in the fields can be an official 2. Created loyalty to the system ii. symbolically the emperor is the top teacher 1. People felt loyalty because they sat in the emperor’s hall during the exam 2. People felt loyalty to lower level examiners. iii. Being force to accept that the government is better because that is what the learning material teaches. e. Most of the people are sitting and studying and not creating chaos stabilizing the state even more. f.
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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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February 1 - February 2 2007 I How did the exam system support the state a Provided jobs i Helped the states economy b No more fighting over

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