For background: The Eurozone crisis has moved on to the next chapter and we hear a lot of bad news this time from Cyprus. While I emphatize with the people of Cyprus, I have little doubt that also ...
Emperor Kangxi, especially towards the latter part of his reign, firmly believed that China was in a secure economic position and the treasury was adequate. To stimulate economic activity, he froze ...
What was the social status of a man who failed the civil service exams in Imperial China ( 1200 - 1800 AD )?
Generally the merchant class was viewed with disdain while peasants were viewed with more respect as they were the producers. Scholars were perhaps most respected, and many important posts were held ...