A Cultural History of Civil Examinations in Late Imperial China

@inproceedings{Elman2000ACH,
  title={A Cultural History of Civil Examinations in Late Imperial China},
  author={Benjamin A. Elman},
  year={2000}
}
In this multidimensional analysis, Benjamin A. Elman uses over a thousand newly available examination records from the Yuan, Ming, and Ch'ing dynasties, 1315-1904, to explore the social, political, and cultural dimensions of the civil examination system, one of the most important institutions in Chinese history. For over five hundred years, the most important positions within the dynastic government were usually filled through these difficult examinations, and every other year some one to two… 
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