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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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Sagely Governing 《聖治章》‎

Sagely Governing 《聖治章》‎

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Chapter 9. Sagely Governing 《聖治章》‎
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The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence
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Henry Rosemont

Roger T. Ames

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.003.0009

In this chapter, Master Zeng is asking Confucius if there is anything in the excellence (de) of the sages that surpasses family reverence. Confucius’s reply: “In human conduct there is nothing more important than family reverence; in family reverence there is nothing more important than venerating one’s father; in venerating one’s father there is nothing more important than placing him on a par with tian.” According to Confucius, “affectionate feeling for parents begins at their knee, and as children take proper care of their fathers and mothers this veneration increases with the passing of each day. The sages build upon this veneration in their teachings about respect, and build upon this affection in their teachings about love.” He also tells Master Zeng that “exemplary persons (junzi) are concerned that what they say be credible, and what they do be a source of enjoyment.”

Keywords:   tian, Master Zeng, Confucius, excellence, sages, family reverence, veneration, respect, affection, exemplary persons

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