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Civil Examinations and Meritocracy in Late Imperial China

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$55.00 • £47.95 • €50.95

ISBN 9780674724952

Publication Date: 11/01/2013


416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 halftones, 20 line illustrations, 2 maps, 14 tables


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  • Conventions
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Becoming Mainstream: “Way Learning” during the Late Empire
    • 1. Ming Imperial Power, Cultural Politics, and Civil Examinations
    • 2. Ming to Qing: “Way Learning” Standards and the 8-Legged Essay
  • Part II: Unintended Consequences of Civil Examinations
    • 3. Circulation of Ming-Qing Elites
    • 4. Classical Literacy in Late Imperial China
    • 5. Anxiety, Dreams, and the Examination Life
  • Part III: Retooling Civil Examinations to Suit Changing Times
    • 6. Limits of Dynastic Power
    • 7. From Ming to Qing Policy Questions
    • 8. Curricular Reform: From Qing to the Taipings
  • Appendixes
    • 1. Dates of Chinese Dynasties
    • 2. Emperors of the Great Ming (1368–1644)
    • 3. Emperors of the Great Qing (1644–1911)
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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