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Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

Perspectives on Meritocracy in China

The excellent collaborative website on contemporary China, ChinaFile, has an intriguing essay by Taisu Zhang on the historical background to contemporary Chinese debates over “meritocracy” (readers will recall, for example, op-eds linked here by Daniel Bell and others). Zhang’s balanced piece concludes that the examination system was, in a clear sense, “meritocratic.”

December 8th, 2012 Posted by | China, Politics | no comments

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