The Imperial College(Guozijian)

The Imperial College(Guozijian)

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The Imperial College(Guozijian)

Introduction: IntroductionSituated in the central street and adjoining the Confucius Temple, the structure of..

Tickets:Guojijian fee and opening hoursAdmission 6yuanOpening hours 8:00-16:00 (Close o­n Mond

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The Imperial College(Guozijian) Introduction

Situated in the central street and adjoining the Confucius Temple, the structure of Guozijian accords with the tradition Temple o­n the left, college o­n the right.To the east the building faces Yonghegong Temple, the biggest Lama Temple in Beijing. Guozijian is a famous cultural and historical site in Beijing. Beijing Guozijian was the highest seat of learning and education-supervising administrative organ in the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties of the ancient China. It was first built in the 24th year of Zhiyuan Reign of the Yuan Dynasty, and was renovated o­n a large scale during Yongle and Zhengtong reigns of the Ming Dynasty. During the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty, it was added with Biyong (the hall where emperors gave lectures), the East and West Stele Pavilions, the Glazed Archway and so o­n. The whole complex of Guozijian faces south, and along its central axis are Jixian Gate (the front gate), Taixue Gate (the second gate), the Glazed Archway, Biyong, Yiluntang (Hall of Sacrifice of Ethics) and Jingyiting (Jingyi Pavilion).

The Imperial College(Guozijian) Features

On its east and west sides are the six halls in the traditional symmetrical layout. With a total building area of more than 10,000 square meters, Guozijian is now the o­nly existing architecture of state-sponsored ancient highest academy. The administrative officials of Guozijian were called Jijiu (the chief), Siye (Dean of Studies) and Jiancheng etc. Teachers were called Boshi (or called Jiaoshou in Chinese, professor in English), Zhujiao (professor assistant) and so o­n. Students who studied in Guozijian were called Jiansheng, and they mainly studied Confucian classics. Besides Han, Man, Meng, Hui nationalities students, Guozijian also received foreign students from Korea, Japan, Russia, Vietnam and other countries. In its northwestern corner a Ryukyu College was set up specially as the place where students from Ryukyu (today's Okinawa in Japan) studied and lived. Outside Guozijian there were ?°Jiaozhi House?± (the residence for students from Jiaozhi, today's Vietnam) and Russia College. All these played an important role in fostering talents of various nationalities in China and in promoting the cultural exchange between China and in promoting the cultural exchange between China and foreign countries.

The Imperial College(Guozijian) Tickets

Guojijian fee and opening hours
Admission 6yuan
Opening hours 8:00-16:00 (Close o­n Monday)

The Imperial College(Guozijian) Transporation

take subway and get off at Yonghegong Station
Take No. 13, 116, 807

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