Chinese Events one month at a glance

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Imperial Examinations

Imperial Examinations

Culture

One of China's most important exports was the respect for scholarship and learning. China was the first nation to appoint on basis of academic merit. Strict Imperial examinations were set up two thousand years ago and were the passport to a quieter life with a steady income.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

book cover Cambridge University Press produce a mammoth in-depth history of China, this can be considered an abridgement of this work. It has copious illustrations and useful panels describing key parts of Chinese culture and history. It covers the whole time period from pre-history to the present day - a lot to cover in one book. It is a fascinating and engaging read and to be recommended as a key reference work.
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Use the arrow buttons at the top to change the month or year displayed. Click on a day to display events and extra information about the event.

For a full year's view please see our 2017 and 2018 calendars.

To see how the Chinese lunar calendar works please see our Chinese calendar page.

We have a calendar for the whole year 2017 that you can download and print click here.

Hubei, Yangzi River, river
Overlooking Fancheng District from Xiangcheng District on the other side of the Han River, which is a tributary of the Yangtze River. October 2011.
Image by Zihanzor available under a Creative Commons license
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