Cracking the Confucius Code-from Imperial Exam to the GaoKao

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Shanghai’s only former Confucius school provides an entertaining study explaining how Confucius single-handedly changed China’s ruling class system, which led to today’s national entrance exam. Participate in an incense burning ceremony to honor the great sage and wish for career or academic success for you or your family members. Hear stories of the rigorous prep required for the Imperial Exam, the caustic test taking environment, and some creative cheating methods. Discover how the troublesome 8-legged essay eventually caused the demise of the system, and enjoy a humorous perspective from today’s netizens about the gaokao. Hosted by Shanghai and Beyond.

Tuesday, March 13

1:45p Registration, 2pm to 3:30pm

Confucius Temple
215 Wen Miao Road

RMB 250 (includes entrance fee and incense ceremony) 

Please email by March 10. Under Subject type “Confucius Code” and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after March 10. The event costs need to be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Jennifer Schmidt, mobile: 156-9217-9207.