The history of education in China began with the birth of Chinese civilization. The nobles often set up the educational establishments for their offsprings. Establishment of the civil service examinations (advocated in the Warring States period, originated in Han, founded in Tang) was instrumental in transition from the aristocratic to meritocratic government.
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