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The Chinese Classic of Family ReverenceA Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing$
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Henry Jr. Rosemont and Roger T. Ames

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824832841

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.001.0001

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Elaborating upon “Raising One’s Name High for Posterity” 《廣揚名章》‎

Elaborating upon “Raising One’s Name High for Posterity” 《廣揚名章》‎

Chapter 14. Elaborating upon “Raising One’s Name High for Posterity” 《廣揚名章》‎
The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence

Henry Rosemont

Roger T. Ames

University of Hawai'i Press

In this chapter, Confucius is explaining to Master Zeng how one can raise his name (ming) high for posterity. According to Confucius, when exemplary persons, or junzi, serve their parents with family reverence, this same feeling can be extended to their lord as loyalty (zhong). When junzi serve their elder brothers with deference (ti), this same feeling can be extended to all elders as compliance (shun). And when they maintain a proper home life, this same sense of organization can be extended as proper order to the offices of government. In other words, when one is successful in what he does at home, a name is established that will be passed on to posterity.

Keywords:   deference, Confucius, Master Zeng, posterity, exemplary persons, parents, family reverence, loyalty, compliance

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