CCHC Lecture Series – The inheritance of twenty-four filial piety and the significance of the times


Prof. PANG Hoi Ling


30 May 2019


09:20 - 10:00


The Affiliated School of the University of Macau


“Filial piety” is the core of Confucian ethical thoughts. It is the moral norm for Chinese society to maintain family relations for thousands of years. The rulers of the past dynasties since the Western Han Dynasty advocated respecting the Confucianism and Confucianism as the ruling thought. Filial piety is an important part of Confucianism. Like Zhongyi, it is regarded as the standard of a person’s moral quality. “Zhong xiao Shuang quan” is regarded as the perfect evaluation of a person and becomes the goal of people’s moral pursuit.
In the Confucian classics of the past, many contents are the elaboration and discussion of the filial piety theory. However, for the ordinary people, the classical theoretical elaboration is a bit difficult. As a result, a large number of filial piety and filial piety texts aimed at proclaiming filial piety came into being.Their language is popular and the content is superficial. It has a vivid and touching storyline, which makes the Confucian filial piety thought more acceptable to the people, thus deepening the hearts of the people and achieving the effect of enlightenment. Among them, the most popular is the story about the dutiful son.
According to legend, Guo Jujing (Fujian Youxi County), written in the Yuan Dynasty, is based on the stories of the twenty-four filial piety that are popular among the general public. This book is a compilation of the filial piety stories of the 24 sages from the Emperor Sui to the Song Dynasty, such as Huang Tingjian, and made poems to educate and enlighten children and to pursue filial piety to their parents.
In the story of Twenty-four Filial Piety, the filial piety of the filial sons is different, but the spirit they hold is “respect” and “love.” Time changes, social development, material improvement, we do not necessarily imitate their methods of doing things, but should deepen their spirit of learning, through the understanding and understanding of the “Twenty-four filial piety” story, master the spirit of filial piety, practice in daily life, publicize The virtue of “filial piety” inherits the precious character and property of the Chinese nation and starts from itself, and then inspires the public to promote the harmonious development of the family and the whole society.


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