By: SPAULDING, Robert M., Jr. Studies in the Modernization of Japan)
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1967,:
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SPAULDING, Robert M., Jr. Imperial Japan's Higher Civil Service Examinations . Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1967. Pp. 416. 8vo, brown cloth. From 1868 to 1945 imperial Japan was governed by shifting coalistions of several dissimilar elite groups. In this historial analysis of the examination system which regulated access to the inner civil bureaucracy and shaped its political outlook, Spaulding describes the steps by which Japan came to accept examinations as the key to office. Contents: Part I: The Decision to Examine: 1. Trial of the Chinese System, 2. Kanda's "Chinese"... View More...