This is essentially a simple post.
In order to buff the imperial academy, and bring it more in line with it’s function, enable tax drop-off at the academy itself.
The reasoning is simple. At the moment, the best way to take advantage of the imperial academy is to place it amongst production buildings, but for maximum efficiency you need those buildings to be adjacent to a TC, or nearby enough to minimize imperial official movement. TC’s aren’t cheap, and are the only dropoff points for imperial officials at the moment.
This should be a decent buff which enables another, more economic focused feudal start for Chinese players to springboard into the game with.