Jiangnan imperial examination centre (江南贡院), Nanjing (南京市)

Jiangnan imperial examination centre (江南贡院), Nanjing (南京市)

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: OH03-017. The Jiangnan Gongyuan (Examination Institute of Jiangnan, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province) used to be the largest Imperial examination venue during the Ming and Qing dynasties. For second degree exams. During the late Qing, there were up to 20,446 exam cells in use. The imperial examination system was abolished in 1905. See also OH03-013, OH03-014, OH03-015, OH03-016, OH03-028, OH03-033 and OH04-106.

Location

Nanjing

Estimated Date

1913

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph