Some articles on system, examinations, examination, examination system:
... Sui Dynasty's example, the Tang abandoned the nine-rank system in favor of a large civil service system ... Students of Confucian studies were potential candidates for the imperial examinations, the graduates of which could be appointed as state bureaucrats ... given, mingjing ('illuminating the classics examination') and jinshi ('presented scholar examination') ...
... to AD 220) until the implementation of the imperial examination system, most appointments in the imperial bureaucracy were based on recommendations from ... Emperor Wu of Han started an early form of the imperial examinations, in which local officials would select candidates to take part in an examination of the Confucian classics, from which he would select ... people to higher positions, the initiation of the examination system by emperor Wu had a cultural significance, as the state determined what the most important Confucianist texts were ...
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“The golden mean in ethics, as in physics, is the centre of the system and that about which all revolve, and though to a distant and plodding planet it be an uttermost extreme, yet one day, when that planets year is completed, it will be found to be central.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
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