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A scholar in imperial China

T. C. Lai

A scholar in imperial China

by T. C. Lai

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Published by Kelly & Walsh in Hong Kong .
Written in English

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  • China
    • Subjects:
    • Civil service -- China -- Examinations.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby T. C. Lai. With an introd. by Lee Yim.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJQ1512 .L32
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 86 p.
      Number of Pages86
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5701535M
      LC Control Number70128148

      The Chinese scholar-official occupied a position at the top of the traditional hierarchical society, for he possessed prestige, wealth, and power. Because of the difficulty of mastering the classical Chinese writing style, only a tiny fraction of the population of China was fully literate, and government officials were selected from this small. A collection of ‘folk poems’ said to have been picked up from alleys and fields around China, The Book of Songs: Poems that helped shape Chinese thought scholars – of imperial China.

      The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as BC, from the Shang dynasty (c. – BC), during the king Wu Ding's reign, who was mentioned as the twenty-first Shang king by the same. Ancient historical texts such as the Book of Documents (early chapters, 11th century BC), the Records of the Grand Historian (c. BC) and the Bamboo Annals ( BC.   China’s government has ordered that all Chinese history textbooks be rewritten to extend the second Sino-Japanese war by six years, a move likely to inflame relations with : Sian Cain.

      This image, which shows books being burned and scholars being tossed alive into a burial pit, was created over 1, years after Shi Huangdi (allegedly) ordered these events to be carried out. In Han China, Confucianism supported imperial power, and Confucian scholars helped administer the empire. In imperial Rome, leaders claimed military.   But the real subject of ''Treason by the Book'' would seem to be imperial absolutism itself, especially as exercised by the third Qing emperor, Author: Richard Bernstein.


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