Everything you need to understand or teach The Examination by Malcolm Bosse.
"The Examination" is the story of two young brothers living in China in the sixteenth century. The brothers, named Lao Hong and Lao Chen, live in a small village in the province of Sichuan with a father who spends all of his time drinking and gambling. Their mother, who is an educated woman, has died. Chen is the older of the two brothers and is remarkable for his memory and knowledge of Chinese literature and writing. Hong, the younger brother, has a reputation for impudence and is recognized as an excellent trainer of fighting crickets.
As a promise to their dying mother, the brothers leave their small village to travel to Chengdu where a series of provincial exams are given to scholars who wish to obtain official government positions. Hong earns money for their travel by fighting his best crickets. Chen passes the provincial examination in Chengdu, ranking...
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