In the West, the origins of education were greatly influenced by religious organizations: the priests recognized the importance of education and established the school system. In Europe, many of the original universities have a Catholic background. After the Scottish religious reform, a new national Scottish church was established.
Chinese education began in Chinese classical works, not religious organizations. Early China appointed educated officials to manage the empire, used to select officials of the imperial examination system was established in the Sui Dynasty, Tang Dynasty Tang Taizong improve the imperial examination system.