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Unformatted text preview: eventually incorporated into Daoism and mainly, Confucianism. Heaven influence can be especially seen through the themes in the Confucian system, such as how people should act towards others and behaving with morality and benevolence. Aspects of influence could also be found in later dynasties, such as the Ming and Qing dynasties, as seen through the use of the notion of this idea of Mandate of Heaven in order to justify the successors to the throne. However, historical rebellions and revolt has challenged the authority of the Mandate of Heaven and what it stood for. In modern China, the Chinese government has digressed from the Mandate of Heaven and has incorporated their own system that deviates from the ancient set of beliefs. They were no longer establishing rulers for the benefit of the people, but rather, for their own selfish desires, and thus, left behind early Chinese views and worship of heaven....
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2011 for the course CHINESE 60W taught by Professor Heller during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.
- Spring '11