The Zhou used this concept, which involved the divine blessing on an emperor to rule, to unseat the Shang dynasty. In the Chinese context, what was this called?
Answer Mandate of Heaven
The Zhou dynasty developed the concept of the Mandate of Heaven, or a blessing from the spiritual realm, to unseat the Shang dynasty. This did not mean infallibility, however; if disaster struck, that was interpreted as a message from the spiritual realm that that person was not fit to rule.
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