Inge Jansen is sinologist and author of travel books on China, Beijing, Shanghai.
Monique Groeneveld is historian and owner of language school China Inside. These China-experts are well versed in Chinese history, traditions and society, and love to share their knowledge.
The Imperial Examination System
For centuries the examination system was the only way to obtain a civil service post in the Chinese government. Candidates had to pass through several exams, from local, to district, provincial and palace examinations. The exams were based on knowledge of the Confucian classics. In this talk you will hear why the imperial examination system was implemented, we will tell you about the success stories and the cheating and why the system had to be abandoned after being in use for more than 1000 years.
Limited places - please reserve your seat by contacting Catherine Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost per person is 100RMB, of which 20RMB goes to charity