Pan Rongsheng: MING QING JINSHI LU. (A Record of Ming and Qing Period Presented Scholars). Beijing, 2006. 2, 3, 1, 1332 pp. Glossary, indexes. 22x15 cm. Cloth.
A record of the biographies of over 7,700 jinshi or presented scholars from the two dynasties. Presented scholars were those who passed the highest national level of the Chinese examination system, more or less guaranteeing them employment in the civil service, often at a high level. This is both a significant contribution to the study of the Ming and Qing examination system and, therefore, of the Chinese state, and also an important biographical reference work. There are appendixes with a useful glossary of terms relating to the examination system, and tables summarising numbers and ranking of jinshi scholars. Arranged chronologically with a name index. In Chinese (simplified characters).
Subjects: Biography Dictionaries
Available, as of: 21/09/2017
Was item 522 in printed List 188.
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