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Unformatted text preview: Would you say that it is democratic, or elitist? Or some combination of the two? Explain. Scholar bureaucrats are decided by examinations given every year. Social status is decided by how well you do on the examinations. It is the same in that a position of power is given through examinations, but different in that a social hierarchy is obtained through the exams and that a greater importance is placed on them by society. It is a combination of both since anyone can obtain the position but only the best of the group of scholars are chosen. 4. How does the Ming dynasty musical, The Peony Pavilion , reflect traditional Chinese life and Confucian values? Give three examples. Scholars are treated with the upmost respect, since he is pardoned for scoring the highest. That family structure of the two, where nobles are not to be associated with the poor. The duty of respect to elders that is a Confucian value....
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- Spring '08