Unformatted text preview: attitudes of people toward the Fan Chin changed completely when they found out Fan Chin succeeded in the exam. Even Fan Chins father-in-law became nice to him. In my opinion, the examination system was not a good way of judging peoples intelligence. Not everyone have the same chance to succeed in the exam. In addition, it was way hard to do well on the test, it caused that most people had to spend their whole life for preparing it. The intelligence is the wide concept, someone who has the good writing skill does not necessarily mean he or she is intelligent. Without the money, people could not even think about the exam. The way that they qualified the officials for the state during the imperial China was not fair. I think however it has the positive effects as well. It kind of brought out the idea of intelligence throughout the China, and it also created the motivations to succeed their life....
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- Spring '10
- Qing Dynasty, 35 years, Fan Chin, wu jingzi