Among the exhibits is this:
Doesn’t look very interesting, does it?
If that’s too small to read, here you go:
Crib sheet with the Analects of Confucius
China, 19th century
Ink on silk
In order to cheat on the Imperial examinations, the Analects (论语) have been written in tiny characters on both sides of this piece of silk, which could easily be smuggled into the exam room.
Bearing in mind the fact that Confucius was pretty much the origin of the Chinese obsession with the idea of scholarly virtue, and the exams themselves tended to feature a preponderance of questions on that same broad topic, the discovery that such a proof of subversion exists made me ridiculously happy.