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Civil Examinations and Meritocracy in Late Imperial China

Civil Examinations and Meritocracy in Late Imperial China( )
Author: Elman, Benjamin A.
ISBN:978-0-674-72495-2
Publication Date:Nov 2013
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $49.00
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.

Book Details
Pages:416
Detailed Subjects: Study Aids / Civil Service
History / Asia / China
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.24 x 9.438 x 1.284 Inches
Book Weight:1.668 Pounds

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