Essay on Confucious Teachings in China

651 Words Oct 14th, 2012 3 Pages
Confucius regarded three things that is people, wealth and education as the three essentials of any country. He is believed to be greatest advocate of popular education and the first person in Chinese history to give his almost entire life to teaching (Zhang 1999). He worked to establish private education and make education accessible to all. He believed that the purpose of education was to provide with the ability to reason, to develop right thoughts, right feelings and right actions and that a good education system should provide young people with enough chance for developing the right concepts and capacity for leading a happy life and for seeing service to other people as their duty. He also believed that if people do not have …show more content…
One would be asked to write a short poem of six couplets with five characters to the line. Many students were said to be dismissed in this first district session due to wrong use of words and violation of rules of rhyme. The successful candidates would proceed to the provincial level where a similar test to the previous one at district level would be administered to make sure that no one had proceeded by luck. Successful candidates would be undergo yuan exam given by the provincial education commissioner. At this stage extreme care in hall of exam was taken to avoid corruption and favouratism. Successful candidates would be given degrees in the emperor’s name and a governor general would give a banquet in honour of new degree holders, and later sent home, only to return in the third month of the following year for metropolitan exams in Peking. A further scrutiny of exam papers was done by Board of Rites in Peking and afterwards, the papers were kept safe. Those who failed would be sent to their homes as community leaders to await the next exams. The metropolitan exams was in three sessions:- first session, candidates wrote four essays , of which three would be expository and one critical on historical subjects. Hutchings Graham, A Guide to

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