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I remember I read about Enlightenment-era Europeans being ispired by the Chinese Mandarin system and trying to replicate it, when I wrote a small bachelors thesis on Chinese bureaucracy a few years back. But I never got a good explanation of the French system before now. The similarities are quite striking...
by Trond Ove on Sat Mar 25th, 2006 at 03:23:20 PM EST
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