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The Mandate of Heaven revisits beliefs, rites and institutions established during the 11,000 years of patriarchal rule. slavery and feudalism, and places them smack in the middle of a modern context.
Assumed power and privilege, ad hoc departments, old laws, secrets, ancient scrolls violence, hard traditional attitudes play roles in the story.
Research project: collected 20,000 items of speech addressing the species that uses language to communicate. 90% embed male bias, developed during the 11,000 years patriarchy ruled. The object of patriarchy’s language was/is to erase the name of the gender that was not-male.