Xīngchéng's Top Level Cabinet

work in progress

I am currently coming up with the top positions for a government in a fictional game setting called the Ten Worlds by Ad Astra Games. I am indebted to china history forum for most of the titles!

星城 Xīngchéng is the name of a Chinese dominated world with roots to East and South-East Asian countries. The government titles are taken in the main from Ancient China Imperial Dynasties.

At the top, you have the 首声 Shǒushēng (First Voice). He is the equivalent of a President or Prime Minister and is the top executive in government. He is elected from among the 家声 Jiāshēng (Voices of the Houses) whose majority votes are needed in all major government policies and bills. Each term is three years and a person may hold the position for not more than three terms.

太尉 Tàiwèi (Grand Marshal) is nominally the highest ranking position after the First Voice, with overall control of all Armed Forces. However, it is currently an honorific and the only person to have held this position was Grand Marshal Bāo Zhōu

太傅 Tàifù (Grand Mentor) is among the four senior positions and regarded as advisors to the First Voice and the government. Traditionally Grand Mentor is held by someone from the Council of Military.

太师 Tàishī (Grand Tutor) is among the four senior positions and regarded as advisors to the First Voice and the government. Traditionally Grand Tutor is held by someone from the Council of Shì.

太保 Tàibǎo (Grand Guardian) is among the four senior positions and regarded as advisors to the First Voice and the government. Traditionally Grand Guardian is held by someone from the Council of Shì.

尚书令 Shàngshū Lìng (Chief State Secretary) the next highest position after the four senior offices and is overall in charge of the bureacracy.

尚书郎 Shàngshū Láng (State Undersecretary) is deputy to the Chief State Secretary and assumes all roles and functions of the Chief State Secretary in his absense.

御史大夫 Yùshǐ Dàfū (Supreme Inspector) Reporting directly to the First Voice, this post bears responsibility of the performance and conduct of all ministers and officials of the bureacracy. Technically, all government officials of Magistrate and above positions must receive approval from this office. Created as a check against the Shi-dominated bureacracy, this position is held by a person from the Council of Military. Regarded as the same rank as Chief State Secretary, in the absense of the First Voice, the Supreme Inspector is the acting First Voice.

武兵上书 Wǔbīng Shàngshū (State Secretary of Military Affairs) under the Chief State Secretary but typically reports directly to the First Voice and is in charge of all military affairs.

财务上书 Cáiwù Shàngshū (State Secretary of Finance) under the Chief State Secretary but typically reports directly to the First Voice and is in charge of Financial matters.

大司法 Dà Sīfǎ Supreme Chief Justice and is only held accountable to the First Voice and the Houses. Presides over the Judiciary.

Please note these are the top and most important cabinet positions. There are a number of officials under each of the above offices and are not detailed here.

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