Civil Examinations and Meritocracy in Late Imperial China
||Elman, Benjamin A.|
|Publication Date:||Nov 2013|
| Publisher:||Harvard University Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $47.50|
| Book Description: |
Benjamin Elman describes how education, examinations, and civil service fostered the world's first professional class based on demonstrated knowledge. Chinese civil examinations, a piece of social engineering worked out over centuries, prefigured the regime of meritocratic exams that undergirds higher education around the globe today.