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The Mandate of Heaven

The key to the understanding of Chinese art, is the understanding of the Chinese history and to this, the notion about the "Mandate of Heaven" or - the rulers right to rule, is of critical importance. For further information, see my section on Chinese History or my LINKS page to other web resources. For a start, here is one of the more important source texts, taken from The Sacred Books of China: The Texts of Confucianism.

Source: James Legge, trans., The Sacred Books of China: The Texts of Confucianism, in F. Max Mueller ed., The Sacred Books of the East, 50 vols., (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879-1910, vol., 3, pp. 92-95



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