Filial Piety

A man named Guo begged in the street in order to provide for his sick mother and brother. (Image: The Epoch Times)

The Power of Filial Piety

According to Confucianism, obedience, respect, and care for one’s parents and the elderly are considered to be one of the fundamentals of proper behavior. This virtue was known as filial piety in ancient times. Here is a folk story that…

The rich man's son took over the work of managing the warehouse, and he was very cautious in his style of work. The image is of the granary in Fang Liangcai's work entitled 'Ploughing and Weaving.' (Image:  National Palace Museum  /  CC0 1.0)

A Story of Filial Piety

Zhang Xiaoji was a scholar of Xuchang in the Song Dynasty. When he grew up, a rich man in the village acknowledged his talent and offered his daughter in marriage to Zhang. This rich man had only one son, who…

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The Power of Filial Piety

According to Confucianism, obedience, respect, and care for one’s parents and the elderly are considered to be one of the fundamentals of proper behavior. This virtue was known as filial…

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A Story of Filial Piety

Zhang Xiaoji was a scholar of Xuchang in the Song Dynasty. When he grew up, a rich man in the village acknowledged his talent and offered his daughter in marriage…