The Mandate of Heaven is an ancient Chinese belief/theory and philosophical idea that tiān (heaven) granted emperors the right to rule based on their ability to govern well, appropriately and fairly. According to this belief, heaven bestows its mandate to a just ruler, the Son of Heaven.
The Xuanzong Emperor of the Tang Dynasty flees into the mountains during the An Lushan Rebellion. via Wikipedia. Updated January 14, 2015.
The Mandate of Heaven sounded like a good idea. The Mandate of Heaven created a justification system. The Mandate either said or implied three major things.
The Mandate of Heaven was first used by the Zhou Dynasty to justify its overthrow of the Shang Dynasty and would be used by many succeeding dynasties in the same way.
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In fact if I hadn’t seen him in Mandate of Heaven playing a gentle prince, I might not believe he could pull off the polished, perfect side.
He ruled society with the "Mandate of Heaven." Myron Cohen :: The emperor as the Son of Heaven had received the Mandate of Heaven to rule society.
The Mandate of Heaven (天命 Pīnyīn: Tiānmìng) is a concept of political succession unique to the Chinese. Since the eleventh century BCE, rulers and many other political theorists in China have expounded a 'Mandate of Heaven' view of government...
The Mandate of Heaven was a political-social philosophy that served as the basic Chinese explanation for the success and failure of monarchs and states down to the end of the empire in 1912 CE.
The Mandate of Heaven postulates that heaven would bless the authority of a just ruler, as defined by the Five Confucian Relationships...