Provincial Academy

Provincial Academy


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Basic Building Statistics (can be modified by difficulty level, arts, skills, traits and retainers)

  • Cost: 3360

Clan Effects

  • Improves the rate at which all arts are mastered: +10%


An idea can cut deeper than a sword.

By gathering the very best scholars together in one place, a provincial academy becomes a power-house for new ideas and for reviewing age-old wisdom. The challenging of older ideas may not always be encouraged, but in such an atmosphere of learning, development of the arts proceeds apace. The ideas of Confucius (551 - 478BC) were hugely influential across Asia, including Japan. Confucius valued education as a way of bettering people and society, and his ideas encouraged a meritocratic approach to education. Those who could learn should learn as far Confucian philosophy was concerned. At the same time, the growth of Japanese Imperial influence required more courtiers and administrators: these men had to be educated to a high standard if they were going to be capable of doing their jobs. A strong man with a good sword arm was not enough to run a province properly.