24 Stories of Filial Devotion. Folklore & Mythology, Reference, Social Science, Sociology.
The tales are extraordinary – charming, frightning, dark, sad and horrid by turns – think Charles Perrault meets the Brothers Grimm . I have read most of the 24 stories. It so happens that we lived next to a temple here in Singapore who had this stories etched in stone or metal plates on the walls. I was always wondering about those.
China’s updated book of parables, The 24 Paragons of Filial Piety, has drawn ridicule for not addressing the complexities of life that keep children from taking care of their parents. BEIJING - Reading it now, six centuries after Guo Jujing wrote this paean to parental devotion, The 24 Paragons of Filial Piety comes off as a collection of scary bedtime stories. There is the woman who cut out her own liver to feed her sick mother, the boy who sat awake shirtless all night to draw mosquitoes away from his slumbering parents and the man who sold himself into servitude to pay for a father’s funeral.
The book entitled The Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety was written by the Yuan Dynasty scholar Guo Jujing. His pen-name was Yizi, and he was a native of Datian County, in Fujian Province, China. Guo was not only a well-known poet, he was also a reknowned filial son in his own right. The child wishes to practice filial devotion, but his parents are already gone," and he felt deep grief over his loss. The twenty-four paragons of filial piety. Number One. Filial Conduct That Moved the Heart/Mind of Heaven: Shun The Great.
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The Book of Filial Duty By Confucius. As regards The Twenty-four Examples of Filial Duty, due acknowledgment must be made to Vol. VI. of The Chinese Repository, which contains the only complete translation of these stories, and has been extensively drawn upon for the present work. 7. The doctrine of filial duty. His father and mother were influenced by his filial devotion; and his brothers joined in extolling his virtues. All his friends and acquaintances, with united voice, celebrated his merits; and the men of his native village joyfully combined to spread the fame of his actions. The memory of his agreeable countenance and pleasing manners was perpetuated to the remotest ages; and his example was in many respects like that of Shun, whose parents were equally perverse.