The philosophical construct that is the basis of the authority of the Son of Heaven.
Translation of "天命" name of the Qing Dynasty (in Mandarin "Tiānmìng")
The Chinese philosophical concept of the circumstances under which a ruler is allowed to rule. Good rulers would be allowed to rule with the Mandate of heaven, and despotic, unjust rulers would have the Mandate revoked.
Origin of mandate-of-heaven
- Translation of the Literary Chinese 天命
- Translation of the Mandarin 天命