The chapter by Tao Jing-sheng explores the state support of the public school system and shows that the Chin dynasty was intent on promoting Chinese learning and values.
This collection of essays coalesces in their central contention that the Chin dynasty played a not-so-marginal role in the cultural-historical developments of late imperial China; it was a harbinger of things to come in the Yuan-Ming-Ch'ing periods.
Indeed while the earlier drafts and records were collected, selected, written, and edited at various times and circumstances under the T'ang, the Chiu T'ang shu in two hundred chapters was finally presented in 945 by the reigning Chin dynasty
(936-946) as the official official record of the T'ang dynasty, which by then had become defunct for forty years.
260-263); as the Wei themselves weakened, Ssu-ma seized the throne and proclaimed himself Wu Ti, first Emperor of the Chin dynasty
(265); after some preparation, he attacked the wealthy kingdom of Wu in southeast China (Sichuan and the Yangtze Valley) and conquered it (280), thus achieving a temporary unification of China; he spent the rest of his reign administering his empire, but his heirs were unable to maintain unity after his death (290).