Sir, I am looking to become a government official. I am wealthy and have had education.
I will have to have you pass a few tests. Be warned they have great difficulty
The Emperor is giving some land to his nobles. The Nobles will then loan the land to peasants. The Emperor is also being accompanied by his privately owned servants.
Men are valued much more highly than women in China. This meant that they weren't respected. When a man beat a women it is ok, but vise-versa would result in a big punishment.
Merchants had a lot of money but weren't valued high in society. Whereas Government officials lived a great life as they had a lot of money and power. To become a Government official you had to pass three very complex tests.