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Policy of Preferential Treatment for Old Scholars in Song Dynasty
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Pages: 1-4
Year: Issue:  5
Journal: Vicissitudes

Keyword:  Song DynastyTezoumingOld Scholars;
Abstract: Tezouming was an important measure of government discount for old scholars. Jinshi dropped off Shengshi or Dianshi, in more than fifty years old age, participated in the imperial examination more than four times could obtain special name qualification. The scholars eliminated repeatedly could enjoy special name qualification after thirty years. Scholars obtained qualification of tezouming enjoyed special treatment on exam content and admition. After given office, they had some salary and privileges of duty-free. It had a positive role in promoting old scholar’s life. At the same time, it helped government control the society. However, the existence of tezouming aggravated the phenomenon of Rong Guan, and redundancy.
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