Asked by Ms.Chimera from Australia | Sep. 17, 2010 21:18
About:Ming Dynasty

Hello! I am despretly trying to get an assessment done. I need to write a 20000 word essay on the following question...

"In Ming dynasty China to become a government offical was a popular career path. Please explain this fact, considering the situation at court, the moral and political responsibilities of the chinese official and the specific problems of administering China in the 16th century."

If anyone could help me with websites or useful information it would be greatly appreciated!

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Answered by Mr.Qi from China | Sep. 18, 2010 22:44
In old China, to study hard and pass the imperial exam is the only way to be an official. This is not hard to understand I think. Officials in Ming Dynasty are divided into 1-9 levels, 1 is the highest and 9 is the lowest. The first emperor of Ming, Zhu Yuanzhang was a farmer and he knew how ugly the official were. He had very strict rule in administration. Spies could be found in any important official's family. Salary were low, compared with other dynasties. Any corruption would cause death. However, people always persume career as a govenment official. They study for being an official for health, grade and honor for whole family. I think the saying also refers to the exam system of Ming. Enrollment expansion was carried on and more people would have chance to be an official. So, it was popular.
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