Journal of Chaohu University ›› 2021, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (5): 110-117.doi: 10.12152/j.issn.1672-2868.2021.05.015

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An Analysis of the Scholar System of the Imperial Academy in the Ming Dynasty

HE Yu-jia:College of Sociology and History, Fujian Normal University   

  1. College of Sociology and History, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou Fujian 350117
  • Received:2021-05-08 Online:2021-09-25 Published:2021-12-04

Abstract: Scholars in the Imperial Academy of the Ming Dynasty developed from the "children's section" in the previous imperial examinations. Talented and intelligent young children were specially selected for talent reservation. They were recommended to Beijing by local officials or ministers of the central government. After passing the examination, they could study in the Imperial Academy to learn the classics and calligraphy. At the same time, they also needed to participate in the corresponding book office work in the Imperial Academy. Finally, they could be directly granted official positions or chose to become officials through the imperial examination. This system enabled these young children with special talents to develop rapidly, and also selected a group of specialized talents for the Ming Dynasty. However, to a certain extent, it also led to the abuse of officialdom.

Key words: scholars in the Imperial Academy, selection, training, way out

CLC Number: 

  • K248