Top Academy in China 725-1911

Top Academy in China 725-1911


China can lay claim to having the longest lived academic instituion. The Hanlin Academy was founded way back in the Tang dynasty long before any European university. For nearly 1,200 years it comprised all the top scholars in many disciplines and had its own set of buildings at the Imperial capital. The academy produced Imperial edicts, the Imperial histories as well as educating the Emperor's children and setting the university examimation system.

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