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Chinese poem illustration: 登科后/ After Passing the Grand Examination by Meng Jiao


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Jun 7,8,9 is Chinese university admission exam dates. This national exam started since Sui dynasty, truly established in Tang dynasty. This poem is the most famous poem that describing the joy and craziness once passing it in Chang’an city. keep in mind, there were none to some 30 persons who could pass that grand exam in Tang dynasty each year.

The last sentence indicates brothel could be their final destination for celebrating.



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