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|Other Titles:||Three Tests in Eight-legged Essay Composition: A Study on Its Ascendance in the Yuan Imperial Examinations|
Department of Chinese, NTNU
The Yuan imperial examinations implemented three tests. The primary session consisted of a test on JīngYì andJīngYí from Four Books and Five Classics. The second session tested on Gufu and Zhao Gao Biao, and the third one was debate. Scholars hold different opinions towards the ascendance of Gufu, Four Books and Five Classics in Yuan imperial examination. This study is based on research results to analyze Ke Chang Wen Xuenedited by Liu Zhen and Zhou Fu, refers to the purpose of establishing De Xing Ming Jing Ke defined by Yuan Ren Zhong, and consults Cheng Shi JiaShu Du Shu Fen NianRiCheng written by Cheng Duan Li for how to study classics for exam preparation. However, the result shows that Yuan imperial examinationemphasized the Classics in the primary session, and preferred Five Classics to Four Books. The reason of preferring to Five Classics according to the examiners’ stance while evaluating exam questions, and the different literary styles between JīngYìandJīngYí is addressed as a following research.
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