April 03, 2014

Poseidon of the East (13)


In U.S. political terms, the Shajin (射人) is the director of the Secret Service. The Daiboku serves under the Shajin. At the state level, the governor's protection detail is handled by the state police. (Just to be clear, this is in the context of the Twelve Kingdoms novels. While the author does borrow a lot of terminology from medieval Chinese, Shashi, Shajin, and Daiboku are made-up words as far as these definitions go.)

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