Imperial Examinations History Museum
The Confucian Fūzǐ Temple, in the south of the city in a smartened up pedestrian zone full of restaurants, was a centre of Confucian...
Taiping Heavenly Kingdom History Museum
Hong Xiuquan, the Hakka leader of the quasi-Christian Taiping, had a palace built in Nánjīng (then named Tiānjīng or 'Heavenly...
If you don't have time to get to Sūzhōu, visit this delightful traditional Chinese garden at the heart of town. The Taiping History...
Kūnqǔ (昆曲), an extant form of Chinese opera originating from Jiāngsū, is staged at this small theatre every Saturday evening at 7.15pm....
Sculpting in Time
This simply adorable and very spacious riverside cafe is an appealing, relaxed spot with a delightful outdoor terrace overlooking the...
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Imperial Examinations History Museum information
This museum is a reconstruction of the building where scholars once spent months – or years – in tiny cells studying Confucian classics in preparation for the exacting civil-service examinations. The exhibition provides valuable insights into the over-exacting culture of Confucian officialdom in dynastic China.