World History I

Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
2017-18: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

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Chapter 4: China’s Classical Age
to 221 B.C.E.

16: Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Please post in the forum for the day a short essay in response to this question:

As with many other cultures, the Chinese view of kingship rested on a type of divine right: the king ruled because the gods so decreed. However, the "Mandate of Heaven" did not confer blanket license to the king to do entirely as he wished. How did the Mandate of Heaven. along with later philosophical schools of thought, both empower and limit the rulers of China? Consider: