An Important Note on the On-Line Edition of the:
The Middle Kingdom Arts and Sciences Officer's Handbook has been placed on-line in an effort to provide a secondary method of accessing the information it contains. The on-line edition of the Handbook in no way supercedes or replaces the printed edition available to all through the Kingdom Publications Office and, in the event that a conflict should be found between the printed publication and the on-line publication [due to printing, transmission or other errors], the printed version, as distributed by the Kingdom Publications Office shall be deemed to be the correct version. Any questions regarding the accuracy of this document should be referred to the Middle Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences.
Any attempt to modify or alter this document without expressed permission of the Middle Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences is prohibited.
In addition, although many in the Middle Kingdom have the technology to access this document, it should be remembered that not everyone does. Therefore, in the spirit of our Society, I would ask all those who would use these pages to, as a service to others, to lend their assistance by providing access if asked.
In Service to the Middle Kingdom,
Maitre Philippe de Lyon