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VIII.B. Bureaucratic Ranks

The following article discusses the complex method of assigning rank and office. It includes a chart, in Chinese, giving the rank titles for civil and military officials before and after the system was revised; it also indicates normal career routes through the ranks.
(W) DS12.A45
LoC: DS12 .A45
"Civil and Military Titles in Sung: The Chi-lu-kuan System."
Umehara Kaoru.
Acta Asiatica 50 (1986): 1-30.

Note also the introduction to:
WID-LC JQ1512.Z1 K7 1978
LoC: JQ1512.Z1 K7 1978
Translation of Sung Civil Service Titles.
E. A. Kracke, Jr.
Paris: École Practique des Hautes Études, 1957.
Second rev. ed. San Francisco: Chinese Materials Center, 1978. 48 p.

and the translation of the protocol list of 1038 in the aforementioned Kracke, Civil Service in Early Sung China, 960-1067, pp. 229-235.
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