Min Ziqian, a disciple of Confucius and a model of filial piety, is seen pulling his father’s cart in the freezing cold in this illustration from The Twenty-four Filial Exemplars.
Wee Kek Koon
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Opinion: why some parents don’t deserve filial piety, for all its importance in Chinese culture

Respect for one’s parents is a fundamental component of Confucianism, but it cannot be unconditional

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Min Ziqian, a disciple of Confucius and a model of filial piety, is seen pulling his father’s cart in the freezing cold in this illustration from The Twenty-four Filial Exemplars.
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