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A brief history of the official system in China

Author: Baocheng Xie
Publisher: [London] : Paths International Ltd, [2013]
Series: Economic history in China series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A series that investigates the roots of China's economic successes and advancements. It looks at a specific aspect of Chinese economics and offers historical context to anybody seeking to understand  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Baocheng Xie
ISBN: 9781844641529 184464152X
Language Note: English translation from the Chinese.
OCLC Number: 794366688
Description: iv, 227 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Introducing the Official System in Ancient China --
1. Evolution of the ancient official system --
2. Basic features of the ancient official system --
3. Major records of the official system --
ch. 2 Pre-Qin Royal Power and Post-Qin Imperial Power --
1. Lineage-based royal power --
2. Autocratic-oriented imperial power --
3. Crown Prince, imperial harem and eunuchs --
ch. 3 The Central Decision-making System --
1. The administrative Imperial Secretariat --
2. The policy-formulating Secretariat and the advisory Chancellery --
3. Intervention of Hanlin Scholars and Palace Secretaries --
4. Installment of the Cabinet and the Council of State --
ch. 4 The Central Government System --
1. Three Dukes and Nine Chamberlains: Masters of the Outer Court --
2. Imperial Secretariat: Overseer of all offices --
3. Three Departments and Six Ministries in transformation --
4. The Chancellor abolished, replaced by the Six Ministries --
ch. 5 Territorial Administration --
1. The exterior domain: feuds and fiefs --
2. The Commandery-County system --
3. Development of the Province system --
4. Administration of bordering areas --
5. Increasingly sophisticated grass-root administration --
ch. 6 The Surveillance System --
1. The Palace Aide to the Censor-in-chief and the Metropolitan Commandant --
2. Independence of the Censorate --
3. Assimilation of surveillance and remonstration; addition of agencies for territorial surveillance --
4. The Chief Surveillance Bureau in lieu of the Censorate --
ch. 7 The Military System --
1. Commanding institutions and military establishment --
2. Establishment of the Imperial Armies --
3. Territorial armed forces --
ch. 8 Personnel Administration --
1. Recruitment and appointment --
2. Ranks, titles and salaries --
3. Assessment, rewards and punishments.
Series Title: Economic history in China series.
Responsibility: author, Xie Baocheng ; translator, Chen Mirong ; polisher, Alastair Robert Wilson.
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