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A cultural history of civil examinations in late imperial China
AuthorElman, Benjamin A., 1946-
Pub. LocationBerkeleyPublisherUniversity of California Press
Date2000Phys. Desc.pdf. [xlii, 847 p. : ill.(1 color), maps ; 24 cm]
LocationDigital ArchivesCall NumberJQ1512.Z13 E87277 2000d
A cultural history of civil examinations in late imperial China / Benjamin A. Elman.
Mainly English text with some Chinese.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 741-796) and index.

Rethinking the historical roots of late imperial civil examinations -- Imperial power, cultural politics, and civil examination in the early Ming -- Institutional dynamics and the mobilization of elites in late imperial civil examinations -- Examination compounds and the limits of dynastic power -- Classical literacy and the social dimensions of late imperial civil examinations -- Emotional anxiety, dreams of success, and the examination life -- The cultural scope of civil examinations and the eight-legged essay among elites -- Examiner standards, literati interpretation, and limits to the dynasitc control of knowledge -- Natural studies, history, and Han learning in civil examinations -- Acceleration of curricular reform under Ch'ing rule before 1800 -- Delegitimation and decanonization : the pitfalls of late Ch'ing examination reform -- Appendix 1 : civil examination primary sources, 1148-1904 -- Appendix 2 : civil examination primary sources in the Mormon genealogical library -- Appendix 3 : tables -- Appendix 4 : timelines for civil examination curriculum change, 650-1905 -- Appendix 5 : major types of civil examination sources besides gazetteers.

Physical copy Gleeson Library
Local access dig.pdf. [Elman-Civil_Exams.pdf]

Subject(s)Civil service--China--Examinations--History
China--Officials and employees--Examinations
Rec. TypeDigital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish, Chinese
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #19793
ISBN0585312443 ; 9780585312446LCCN99020628OCLC45728838