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Five Directorates

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Five Directorates is a general term referring to the 5 service agencies in the central government during the Sui, Tang, and Song dynasties, other than the Nine Courts.

The Five Directorates included:

  • Directorate of Waterways (都水監)
  • Directorate for Imperial Manufactories (少府監)
  • Directorate for the Palace Buildings (将作監)
  • Directorate for Armaments (軍器監)
  • Directorate of Education (國子監), during the Sui and Tang dynasties
  • Directorate of Astronomy (司天監), during the Five Dynasties period and Song dynasty


  • Hucker, Charles O. (1985). A Dictionary of Official Titles in Imperial China. Stanford University Press. p. 569.

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