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Ministry of Central Affairs

The officials of the Ministry of Central Affairs were as follows:

ClassTitleRank
HeadMinister Senior Fourth Rank, Upper Grade
AssistantSenior Assistant Minister
Junior Assistant Minister
Senior Fifth Rank, Upper Grade
Junior Fifth Rank, Upper Grade
SecretarySenior Secretary
Junior Secretary
Senior Sixth Rank, Upper Grade
Junior Sixth Rank, Upper Grade
ClerkSenior Recorder
Junior Recorder
Senior Seventh Rank, Upper Grade
Senior Eighth Rank, Upper Grade
Other Chamberlain
Senior Inspector
Senior Private Secretary
Middle Inspector
Junior Inspector
Senior Officer of Communication
Inspector Clerk
Senior Keeper of the Keys
Junior Private Secretary
Junior Officer of Communication
Junior Keeper of the Keys
Junior Fifth Rank, Lower Grade
Junior Fifth Rank, Lower Grade
Senior Sixth Rank, Upper Grade
Junior Sixth Rank, Upper Grade
Senior Seventh Rank, Lower Grade
Senior Seventh Rank, Lower Grade
Junior Seventh Rank, Upper Grade
Junior Seventh Rank, Lower Grade
Senior Eighth Rank, Upper Grade
Senior Eighth Rank, Upper Grade
Junior Eighth Rank, Upper Grade

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The ministry itself, however, consisted of a number of different departments and sub-divisions, each of which had its own cohort of officials.

Ministry of Central Affairs

Office of the Consort’s Household
Bureau of Royal Attendants
Bureau of Books and Drawings
Bureau of Palace Storehouses
Bureau of the Wardrobe and Court Ladies

Bureau of Divination
Painting Office
Palace Medical Office
Palace Etiquette Office
Bureau of Skilled Artisans

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