Xu Tsunzhai, a grand scholar in the Ming Dynasty, became a government official when he was only 20 years old. (Image:  wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

How the Imperial Examiner Faced a Candidate

Palace Examination was the highest level of examination in the ancient Chinese civil service examination system. The first place winner would receive the title “Zhuang Yuan,” the second “Bang Yan,” and the third “Tan Hua.” Xu Tsunzhai, a grand scholar…

Every year, thousands of students in Hong Kong work hard in an effort to score top grades in the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. (Image: via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Why Hong Kong Loves the IB Exams

In academics, Hong Kong is known for its love of the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. Every year, thousands of its students work hard in an effort to score top grades. And the islanders continued with their tradition of excellent results…

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How the Imperial Examiner Faced a Candidate

Palace Examination was the highest level of examination in the ancient Chinese civil service examination system. The first place winner would receive the title “Zhuang Yuan,” the second “Bang Yan,”…

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Why Hong Kong Loves the IB Exams

In academics, Hong Kong is known for its love of the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. Every year, thousands of its students work hard in an effort to score top grades.…

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How an Unloved Women Saved the State of Qi

During the Warring States Period, in a place called Qi, there once lived an extraordinary woman called Wu Yan. She was still unmarried at the age of 40 because she was…

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How Did Early Humans Thrive Through Volcanic Winters?

UTA researcher Naomi Cleghorn has participated in a Nature paper that describes how humans thrived in South Africa through the Toba volcanic eruption about 74,000 years ago, which created a decades-long volcanic…