Translation of the Mandarin 天命. Mandate of Heaven. Translation of "天命" name of the Qing Dynasty (in Mandarin "Tiānmìng"). Translation of the Literary Chinese 天命. Mandate of Heaven. The philosophical construct that is the basis of the authority of the Son of Heaven.
The chou defined the kingship as an intermediary position between heaven second, mandate of is granted to whoever would rule best. Good rulers would be...