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Beijing Imperial College is located to the west of the Confucian Temple and connects with the temple through a side gate. Established in 1287 during the Yuan Dynasty and subsequently enlarged several times, it attains its present dimensions during the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty. As the Western progressive culture and education system were introduced into China, the first new style school the Institute of Diplomatic Relations was founded in 1862. The Imperial College quitted the history. After the establishment of the People's Republic of China, the Imperial College was completely renovated and the Capital Library was incorporated within its grounds. The site of former Imperial College became the Capital Library and the site of Confucius Temple, National Museum. They still play their part in disseminating Chinese culture.

Imperial College is the college during Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties can be found in Beijing's Chengxian Street (Guozijian Street), it is also besides the Confucius Temple. Imperial College (Guozijian), the highest educational institution of Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, situates in Chengxian Street (Guojijian Street). In modern term, the Imperial College is a national institution of higher learning in the capital. The students in the Imperial College studied three or four years. Their classrooms were named according to the years they had studied in the Imperial College. After graduation, they could directly go to government institutions at different levels, or alternatively, pass the national imperial examination and become jinshi, and then be appointed to different official posts by the emperor. Entrance Fee: CNY 30 (through ticket including the Confucius Temple and the Imperial College)
Opening Hours: 08:30 - 16:30

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