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Article http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2024.02.027

How Many Expectations of Chinese Mothers Does a Bowl of Congee Carry? Starting from “Congee of Imperial Examined Champion”

Ganhong Chen

School of Finance and Business, Guangdong Meizhou Vocational and Technical College, Meizhou, Guangdong, China.

*Corresponding author: Ganhong Chen

Published: March 29,2024

Abstract

The imperial examination system in ancient China utilized rigorous examinations to select officials, thereby broadening the ruling foundation with a focus on fairness and justice, enhancing centralization, and dismantling the dominance of aristocratic families in the bureaucracy. It also promoted a widespread and enduring learning trend, which is beneficial for fostering a learning culture in society. "Congee of Imperial Examined Champion" is one of the traditional snacks in the Guangzhou area of Guangdong Province, China. It is said that this congee originated in the Ming Dynasty and was associated with the honor of being the champion in the imperial examination. This congee was developed from related historical stories and legends and is very popular in the Guangzhou area due to its auspicious meaning. In preparation for the college entrance examination in China, Chinese mothers hope their children will be admitted to a top-tier college. They cook or buy a bowl of congee for their children every day, believing it will bring good luck and wishing for their children to excel in the exam.

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How to cite this paper

How Many Expectations of Chinese Mothers Does a Bowl of Congee Carry? Starting from "Congee of Imperial Examined Champion"

How to cite this paper: Ganhong Chen. (2024) How Many Expectations of Chinese Mothers Does a Bowl of Congee Carry? Starting from "Congee of Imperial Examined Champion". Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science8(2), 462-465.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2024.02.027