The Mandate of Heaven, Part 1

A History of Japan

06-08-2020 • 13 mins

In this episode, the Shang Dynasty falls and the Zhou Dynasty rises to take its place. But being the faction at the top is harder than it looks, and over time the Zhou suffer a gradual decline. However, the political and philosophical ideas which they nurtured continue to influence East Asian thought today.

Check out the supplemental post to see the maps. Who doesn't love maps?

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