尚書

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Chinese[edit]

 
still; yet; to value; to esteem
book; letter
trad. (尚書)
simp. (尚书)
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Etymology[edit]

Originally, the person in this position was a lowly clerk, responsible for drafting and editing imperial decrees on behalf of the emperor. Later on, the person in this position became more like a chief of staff who handled all aspects of governance on behalf of the emperor.

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Noun[edit]

尚書

  1. (archaic) position title: secretary; chief of staff

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Proper noun[edit]

尚書

  1. Classic of History (a collection of documents and speeches alleged to have been written by rulers and officials of the early Zhou Dynasty and before)

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Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (尚書):

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: S
しょ
Grade: 2

Proper noun[edit]

尚書 (hiragana しょうしょ, rōmaji Shōsho)

  1. "The Classic of History", a collection of documents and speeches alleged to have been written by rulers and officials of the early Zhou Dynasty and before.

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Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Proper noun[edit]

尚書

  1. Hán tự form of thượng thư.