Competition Over Content: Negotiating Standards for the Civil Service Examinations in Imperial China (1127-1279) - Harvard East Asian Monographs No. 289 (Hardback)
  • Competition Over Content: Negotiating Standards for the Civil Service Examinations in Imperial China (1127-1279) - Harvard East Asian Monographs No. 289 (Hardback)
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Competition Over Content: Negotiating Standards for the Civil Service Examinations in Imperial China (1127-1279) - Harvard East Asian Monographs No. 289 (Hardback)

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Between the 6th and 20th centuries, the civil service examinations created and maintained political coherence across the Chinese polity. Preparation for the examinations transformed the lives of literate elites by defining educational standards and disseminating a language that determined elite status. However, as participation in the examinations became central to that status, an intense competition to determine the educational curriculum and the subject matter of the examinations erupted between intellectual and political rivals. The principal goal of this book is to explain the restructuring of the examination field during a critical point in its history, the Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), which witnessed the increasing domination of the examinations by the Neo-Confucian Learning of the Way movement.By analyzing textbooks, examination questions and essays, and official and private commentary, Hilde De Weerdt examines how occupational, political, and intellectual groups shaped curricular standards and examination criteria and how examination standards in turn shaped political and intellectual agendas. These questions reframe the debate about the civil service examinations and their place in the imperial order.

Publisher: Harvard University, Asia Center
ISBN: 9780674025882
Number of pages: 500
Weight: 856 g
Dimensions: 233 x 162 x 39 mm

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