The Real China Model

To what extend was premodern Chinese political culture “meritocratic,” as some political commentators suggested? Read this incisive article appearing on today’s New York Times by Mark Elliott, Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History at Harvard University, and find out the answer:
 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/opinio…

Photo: 新刊邵榜眼評選舉業捷學宇宙文芒 (Sinʾgan So pangan pʻyŏngsŏn kŏŏpchʻŏphak uju munmang), Korea, 1850-1899.
 http://pds.lib.harvard.edu/pds/view/1150…

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