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|Other Titles:||The Transfer and Promotion of Shaofujian Officials in the Tang Dynasty|
National Taiwan Normal University Department of History
The institution of Shaofu (少府) was first established in the Qin Dynastyandits functions varied throughout the succeeding Western Han (西漢), Eastern Han (東漢), Jin (晉), and Southern and Northern Dynasties(南北朝). It was notuntil 609 AD, under the Emperor Yang in the Sui Dynastythat Shaofujian (少府監) gotseparated from Taifusi (太府寺), or the Court of the Imperial Treasury. The structure of Shaofujian, or the Directorate for Imperial Manufactories, was thus firmly established, as the number, rank, and duties of its personnel had been defined and stipulated. Following its precedent in the Sui Dynasty, Shaofujianin the Tang Dynasty served as a royal workshop for imperial crafts. The institution manufactured and supplied household utensils and curios to be used by the Emperor, dressesand personal adornments worn by the Queen and the Emperor’s concubines, jade tablets and disks used in national and royal ceremonies, and accessories used by all ranks of officials. Shoufujianin the Tang Dynastywas an irreplaceable institution, along with other four Directorates: Jiangzuojian (將作監), Guozijian (國子監), Junqijian (軍器 監), and Dushuijian ( 都水監). They managed palace buildings, education, armaments and waterways, respectively. Based on texts in the Old Book of Tang, New Book of Tang, and All Tang Texts, plus tomb inscriptions erected in the Tang Dynasty, this thesis analyzes the promotion and transfer of Shoufujian officials of all ranks and looks into internal factors that might have affected the promotion and transfer process. As more and more literatures and materials have been unearthed, the author researches the types of promotion and transfer of Shoufujian officials by analyzing and interpreting historical sources and therefore identifiescertain characteristics and internal rules of the government official system in the Tang Dynasty.
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