Literati China: Examinations, Neo-Confucianism, and Later Imperial China

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Literati China: Examinations, Neo-Confucianism, and Later Imperial China

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Literati China: Examinations, Neo-Confucianism, and Later Imperial China
The course Literati China: Examinations, Neo-Confucianism, and Later Imperial China is an online class provided by Harvard University through edX. The skill level of the course is Introductory. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Explore China’s imperial period, with a focus on the Song dynasty and the role of the exam system in government.
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Fundamental changes in government, the economy, and broader society took place between the 8th and 11th centuries in China. The state aristocracy gave way to new literati elite: educated men who sought to enter government through competitive examinations. A new kind of Confucianism also took shape, which prized the moral autonomy of individuals. With this, the later imperial period of China’s history begins.From our series on Chinese history and culture, this course focuses on the changes brought by the Tang-Song transition, including the reconfiguration of power, urbanization, Neo-Confucianism, and the shared values as expressed in the state examination system.Join us to learn how a shifting social and political elite ultimately brings unity to China, ushering in an age of global empire.

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Literati China: Examinations, Neo-Confucianism, and Later Imperial China

Course Topic

Art and Culture, History, Humanities

University, College, Institution

Harvard University

Course Skill Level

Introductory

Course Language

English

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Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

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Literati China: Examinations, Neo-Confucianism, and Later Imperial China

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