- The government organize government officials into ranks.
- The emperor gave the jobs to nobles from powerful families.
- Once a person was appointed to a job, he could pass on his office to his son or other Relatives.
- The emperors power came from his control of the land and its crops.
- In the emperors government the men counted in the census had to serve in the army.
- After a time of strong emperors a number of weak emperors came to the throne.