Chinese Culture

Flower searching at Qujiang (曲江探花)

Editor’s note: In the Mid-Autumn Festival dice game, the prize categories are named after these examination titles. The first to sixth prize categories are named as zhuang yuan, bangyan, tanhua, jinshi, juren and xiucai, respectively. To select capable people to help govern the country, Emperor Wen Di of the Sui Dynasty (581-618) established an imperial […]