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Family System[13] - – Obedience 4/14/10 • No disgrace...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 4/14/10 The Family System in Premodern China Lecture 13
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4/14/10 Continuity = Immortality Male line (Patriline) Family names / surnames Ancestor Worship Interdependence of the living and the dead Rule of the father (Patriarchy) Privilege of male over the female Structure of authority and control
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4/14/10 Key Features of Chinese Patriarchy Land and property Legal authority Lineage or Clan organization Lineage or clan law Ritual hierarchy: nine degrees of mourning
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4/14/10 Filial Piety: Family ideology Age and gender seniority: Classic of Filial Piety Ethical ideals associated with Confucian philosophy (moral code) Principles: Caution Restraint
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Unformatted text preview: – Obedience 4/14/10 • No disgrace for parents • Support parents in old age – Rationale for individual ambition & success • Association with loyalty to ruler • “Simply by being a good son and friendly to his brothers, a man can exert an influence on government” 4/14/10 • Principle of self-cultivation – Root of all social order • Principle of rectification (correcting) – Governing by moral example • “Do not do to others what you do not want others to do to yourself” 4/14/10 Three principles of Family System • Seniority • Hierarchy • Proximity • Five Relationships – Father to son – Ruler to subject – Husband to wife...
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course HIS 219 taught by Professor Jackson,g during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Family System[13] - – Obedience 4/14/10 • No disgrace...

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