Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:49 PM
Posted 16 June 2012 - 11:54 PM
f0ma has the right idea - we all should be rolling out the welcome mat for newcomers!
CHF is a unique site for everyone interested in Chinese and Asian history, from manga readers to PhD profs of graduate
Asian studies. Some of us will be learning much that is new (as I did with today's xiu-cai exam) and others will be passing
along insights from their years of academic research and study. Where else can the freshmen mingle with the professors?
Or the professors encourage the next generation of students?
CHF is extraordinary in several ways - but the idea of reinvigorating the Chinese imperial examination system and giving
members the opportunity to advance in the same academic ranks as students of old China, that is marvelous.
C'mon CHF community! Off and On! Huan-ying huan-ying (welcome welcome) all our newcomers!
Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:33 AM
Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:53 AM
a test as it is a fun "learning experience." If you don't know the answer off hand, copy the question
to google and search. Much of the time you'll end up in Wikipedia reading up on the topic. When it
gets more difficult, google the exam answers one after another as a process of elimination. And
one or two questions will send you to the CHF forum. I came away with the beginnings of a broader
inkling of Chinese history, and a greater share of community with the folks in this forum who do have
a deeper understanding. (Also irked that the sources couldn't be more clear about Mao's first "job".)
Take a deep breath. Okay, now jump!
When my connection dropped, the test started over from the beginning - but by then I'd already
researched a buncha questions and just breezed through those. Except Mao's first job. Missed
that again! Drat - whadder y'all callin' a "job"!
Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:53 AM
Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:26 AM
let me know when you'd like to take the exam. It's not difficult.
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