Filial Piety

Filial Piety

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In Confucian ideals, filial piety (Chinese:, xi o) is a virtue of respect for one's parents and ancestors. The Confucian classic Xiao Jing or Classic of Xi o, thought to be written around 470 BCE, has historically been the authoritative source on the Confucian tenet of xi o / "filial piety." The book, a conversation between Confucius and his student Zeng Shen (, also known as Zengzi ), is about how to set up a good society using the principle of xi o (filial piety), and thus for over two thousand years has been one of the basic texts to be examined on in the Chinese Imperial Civil Service Exams. The term can also be applied to general obedience, and is used in religious titles in Christian Churches, like "filial priest" or "filial vicar" for a cleric whose church is subordinate to a larger parish.
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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135641107
  • 9786135641103