Ministry of Personnel

The Ministry of Personnel was one of the Six Ministries under the Department of State Affairs in imperial China.

Ministry of Personnel
Chinese name
Literal meaningOfficials Department
Manchu name
Manchu scriptᡥᠠᡶᠠᠨ ᡳ ᠵᡠᡵᡤᠠᠨ
Möllendorffhafan i jurgan


Under the Ming, the Ministry of Personnel was in charge of civil appointments, merit ratings, promotions, and demotions of officials, as well as granting of honorific titles.[1] Military appointments, promotions, and demotions fell under the purview of the Ministry of War.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Hucker (1958), p. 32.


  • Hucker, Charles O. (1958), "Governmental Organization of The Ming Dynasty", Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, 21: 1–66, doi:10.2307/2718619