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Memorial Temples

A memorial temple is a place to offer a sacrifice to dead ancestors or the late sage, including Wise Men’s Ancestral Hall, Ancestor’s Hall (orZong Ci) and Fane, of which the Ancestor’s Hall is the most popular. It is the place to worship clan ancestors, also called ancestral halls. It is the combined core of [...]

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The Imperial Examination System and its Vagaries / (Part1)

The Imperial examinations in Imperial China determined who among the population would be permitted to enter the state’s bureaucracy. The Imperial Examination System in China lasted for 1300 years, from its founding during the Sui Dynasty in 605 to its abolition near the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1905. Early Methods of Official Selection [...]

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