Situ (Chinese: 司徒; pinyin: sītú), translated variously as Minister over the Masses or Excellency over the Masses in English, was one of the three most important official posts during the Han Dynasty, called the Three Excellencies. The nominal salary attached was 20,000 dàn (石) of grain. The title had existed since the Western Zhou Dynasty, and was originally written as 司土 (sītǔ), meaning Administrator of Land.
The title is the origin of the surname Situ.
- Bielenstein, Hans (1980). The Bureaucracy of Han Times. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-22510-6.
- de Crespigny, Rafe (2007). A Biographical Dictionary of Later Han to the Three Kingdoms (23 – 220 AD). Leiden: Brill. ISBN 978-90-04-15605-0.
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