Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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Contents

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

As educators, we have benefited importantly from having had the opportunity to take a draft version of this monograph into our seminars at Brown University and at the University of Hawai'i, and have discussed and considered carefully the commentary that we received from our students there. It is a matter of both pride and substance that they felt comfortable ...

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Translators' Preface

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pp. xi-xvi

From its origins in the prehistoric past, an ever-evolving Chinese culture has been unique among the world's civilizations, both in terms of its unbroken continuity and in the rich and varied institutional, material, and conceptual artifacts its peoples have produced. At the same time, this richness and variety guarantees that many of these artifacts will have at ...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-104

In attempting to cultivate the proper attitude of and toward family reverence, and to express it appropriately, it is necessary to have a family. This family may be large or small, and may, at least from today's perspective, include surrogate others who are not related by blood or marriage. But a family there must be in order for xiao to be practiced; to attempt to ...

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Classic of Family Reverence (Xiaojing)

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pp. 105-118

Confucius was at leisure in his home, and Master Zeng was attending him.The Master said, "Do you understand how the former kings were able to use the model of their consummate excellence (de) and their vital way (dao) to bring the empire into accord (shun), and how the people on this account were able to attain harmony (he) and to live with each other as good neighbors ...

Bibliography

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pp. 119-128

Index

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pp. 129-132

About the Authors

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pp. 133-133