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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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The Common People 《庶人章》‎

The Common People 《庶人章》‎

(p.108) Chapter 6. The Common People 《庶人章》‎
The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence

Henry Rosemont

Roger T. Ames

University of Hawai'i Press

In this chapter, Confucius and Master Zeng are talking about the family reverence of the common people. According to Confucius, “By making the most of the seasonal cycle (dao) and discriminating among the earth’s resources to best advantage, and by being circumspect in their conduct and frugal in what they use, they take proper care of their parents. Such, then, is the family reverence of the common people. Thus it is that for the Emperor down to the common people, the way of family reverence being inclusive and comprehensive, there should be no one concerned that they are inadequate to the task.”

Keywords:   family reverence, Confucius, Master Zeng, common people, seasonal cycle, conduct, parents, Emperor

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