A person, place, or thing that is exclusive in its members.
Descendants of a common ancestor. Nobles and the family of the emperor were considered of royal blood and members of the highest class in ancient China.
Members of the Shi class who reigned in the Han Dynasty, built schools to teach about education, and emphasized the works of Confucius.
A system of organization in which people or groups are ranked one above the other according to status or authority.
The time in Chinese history that put agriculture as an important element of Chinese society. Farmers in the Nong class were considered key to the culture since they produced food to nourish the people of China.
A person in the Shi class who gave advice, typically someone who was an expert in a particular field.