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The Last Mandarin - an interview with a Chinese Qing Dynasty scholar Dean Barrett

The Last Mandarin - an interview with a Chinese Qing Dynasty scholar

Dean Barrett

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When living in Hong Kong in the 1970s I interviewed a very elderly Chinese scholar official who had passed the Imperial Examination System which ended in 1905. There are also included here photographs, paintings, and a short article on the officialsMoreWhen living in Hong Kong in the 1970s I interviewed a very elderly Chinese scholar official who had passed the Imperial Examination System which ended in 1905. There are also included here photographs, paintings, and a short article on the officials and their trials and tribulations during the exam. There may have been many drawbacks to such a system but at least the way to get ahead in China was through learning not by kicking a ball into a net or throwing a ball through a hoop. In fact, military mandarins were not nearly as respected as literary mandarins.