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Nourishing the Parent with One’s Own Flesh

JIMMY YU

in Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844906
eISBN:
9780199949564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844906.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the practice of gegu or “slicing a piece of flesh from one’s thigh,” which was a ritualized practice of using one’s own flesh to make healing medicine for sick parents, or ... More


Filial Piety

Marcia Yonemoto

in The Problem of Women in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292000
eISBN:
9780520965584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292000.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

The chapter focuses on the transformation in ideals of filial piety for women from an emphasis on the image of the devoted wife to that of crusading daughter, willing to resort to violence and ... More


Filial Piety and the Traditional Chinese Rural Community: An Alternative Ethical Paradigm for Modern Aging Societies

Yang Liuxin, Baoyan Cheng, and Xu Di

in Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839673
eISBN:
9780824868604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839673.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the ethical implications of aging in a modern society. Drawing on traditional Confucian ethics as well as local community ethics based on a close reading of the Analects of ... More


Patricide and Suicide

Meir Shahar

in Oedipal God: The Chinese Nezha and His Indian Origins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847609
eISBN:
9780824868130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847609.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 2 (Patricide and Suicide) analyzes the Nezha myth against the background of the Confucian ideology that it so brazenly violates. It examines the interplay of suicide and patricide in the ... More


The Trial: Courtroom Spectacle and Ethical Sentiment in the Rule of Law

Eugenia Lean

in Public Passions: The Trial of Shi Jianqiao and the Rise of Popular Sympathy in Republican China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247185
eISBN:
9780520932678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247185.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

The trial of Shi Jianqiao turned out to be a highly complex legal affair. The court case began on November 21, 1935, only eight days after the assassination, with the local prosecutor filing an ... More


Representing Childhood in Chinese Buddhism: The Sujati Jataka in Text and Image

Winston Kyan

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Pictorial and textual representations of the Sujati Jataka in medieval China illustrate more than the perfection of generosity that is the central message in numerous jataka tales; the specific ... More


Conclusion

JIMMY YU

in Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844906
eISBN:
9780199949564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844906.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is the conclusion of the book. It summarizes each chapter of the book and argues for a more nuanced understanding of Chinese religions.


The impact of changing value systems on social inclusion: an Asia-Pacific perspective

David R. Phillips and Kevin H.C. Cheng

in From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847427731
eISBN:
9781847427731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427731.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In Asia-Pacific societies, demographic change and rapid socio-economic development have been linked to a generalised decline in close family relationships, and especially the reciprocal family ... More


Parental Transfers and Child Feedbacks

C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh‐Rong Yu

in Understanding Chinese Families: A Comparative Study of Taiwan and Southeast China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578092
eISBN:
9780191722424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578092.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Since the type of intergenerational transfers in the mainstream literature was from parents to children, the discussion focused on parents' strategies of how to use such transfers to lure a desired ... More


Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700

Jimmy Yu

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844906
eISBN:
9780199949564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844906.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Self-inflicted violence in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was a constituent and sanctioned aspect of the Chinese cultural life. As a category, self-inflicted violence allows us to see ... More


Negative Role Models: Unfilial Stories in Song Miscellaneous Writing

Cong Ellen Zhang

in Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824867812
eISBN:
9780824875671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867812.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

While unfilial behavior was touched on in the Confucian classics and disrespectful children were occasionally portrayed in earlier literature, it was not until the Song Dynasty when unfilial stories ... More


Filial Piety from Afar: Migrant Sons Renegotiating Elderly Care

Susanne Y. P. Choi and Yinni Peng

in Masculine Compromise: "Migration, Family, and Gender in China"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288270
eISBN:
9780520963252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288270.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the multiple strategies migrant men have devised to address the incompatibility of migrant life and the obligation to care for one’s elderly parents. Migration makes it ... More


Introduction

JIMMY YU

in Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844906
eISBN:
9780199949564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844906.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the significance of the phenomenon of self-inflicted violence in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries China, which modern scholars have tended to ignore. It challenges ... More


Nakae Tōju

Philip J. Ivanhoe

in Three Streams: Confucian Reflections on Learning and the Moral Heart-Mind in China, Korea, and Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190492014
eISBN:
9780190492038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492014.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

Nakae Tōju developed a distinctive philosophy centered on a novel conception of filial piety combined with a form of theism. He combined these themes with neo-Confucian metaphysics, native Shintō ... More


In the Realm of the Dead: Filial Piety and Ancestral Worship

Anh Q. Tran

in Gods, Heroes, and Ancestors: An Interreligious Encounter in Eighteenth-Century Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190677602
eISBN:
9780190677633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677602.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 4 deals with the afterlife and the cult of the dead, according to both Confucian and Vietnamese folk Buddhist practices. It begins with an overview of traditional Vietnamese anthropology and ... More


Sons and Fathers

Meir Shahar

in Oedipal God: The Chinese Nezha and His Indian Origins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847609
eISBN:
9780824868130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847609.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 1 (Sons and Fathers) examines the Nezha legend in the context of the seventeenth-century Canonization of the Gods, which gave it its present-day shape. It demonstrates that the myth’s ... More


Introduction to Chinese Families

C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh‐Rong Yu

in Understanding Chinese Families: A Comparative Study of Taiwan and Southeast China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578092
eISBN:
9780191722424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578092.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter presents a fundamental difference between Chinese and Western families, which has motivated the research topics in this book. Most previous monographs on similar subjects have Western ... More


Solidarity, ambivalence and multigenerational co-residence in Hong Kong

Lisanne S.F. Ko

in Contemporary grandparenting: Changing family relationships in global contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429681
eISBN:
9781447307624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429681.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Chinese people have a long tradition of multigenerational co-residence. This chapter refers to Hong Kong, the most developed westernised economy in China and yet with traditional cultural norm on ... More


Adultery, Incest, and the Multiple Meanings of Patriarchy

Janet M. Theiss

in Disgraceful Matters: The Politics of Chastity in Eighteenth-Century China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240339
eISBN:
9780520930667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240339.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Analysis of law and ritual policy affirms that the primacy of filial piety as the relevant paradigm of loyalty and hierarchy was being severely challenged by the paradigm of female chastity as loyal ... More


Loyalty from a Confucian Perspective

Kathleen M. Higgins

in Loyalty: NOMOS LIV

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785935
eISBN:
9780814760918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785935.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses Confucian thought, which aims at nurturing human relationships. Loyalty, accordingly, figures centrally in the Confucian worldview, for it is an indispensable element in the ... More


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