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By Iona Man-Cheong

The category of 1761 unearths the workings of China's imperial exam process from the original point of view of a unmarried graduating classification. the writer follows the scholars' struggles in negotiating the exam procedure in addition to bureaucratic intrigue and highbrow clash, in addition to their careers around the Empire—to the battlefields of imperial enlargement in Annam and Tibet, the information the place the glories of the empire have been compiled, and again to the chambers the place they in flip turned examiners for the following iteration of aspirants.

The booklet explores the trials and flexibilities of the exam process because it disciplined males for political existence and exhibits how the approach legitimated either the Manchu throne and the bulk non-Manchu elite. within the system's intricately articulated networks, we determine the steadiness of the Qing empire and the fault traces that will develop to destabilize it.

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