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Mandate (ming, 命)

  • Yueqing WangEmail author
  • Qinggang Bao
  • Guoxing Guan
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Abstract

According to the textual research of Mr Bo Sinian (傅斯年), “the word ‘mandate’ can be traced to the middle of the Western Zhou and reached ascendancy during the late Western Zhou. ‘Mandate’ (命) is the same word as ‘command’ (令) but in a different form.”

References

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  2. Som, Tjan Tjoe. 1952. Po Hu T’ung: The Comprehensive Discussions in the White Tiger Hall. Leiden: E. J. Brill.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NanjingChina

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