Xiao Jing 孝經 – Early Meaning of Xiao 孝 and Translation of Text Cover Image

Xiao Jing 孝經 – wczesne znaczenie pojęcia xiao 孝 i tłumaczenie tekstu
Xiao Jing 孝經 – Early Meaning of Xiao 孝 and Translation of Text

Author(s): Katarzyna Pejda
Subject(s): Philosophy, Non-European Philosophy, East Asian Philosophy
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: Xiao Jing; Zengzi; Confucius; Confucian ethical concepts; self-developement; xiao; filial piety; ren; behaviour towards people

Summary/Abstract: The paper contains translation of Confucian classical text Xiao Jing into Polish with analysis of early meaning of xiao, usually translated into English as a “filial piety.” Loving and caring for one parents while they are alive and offer sacrifices after their death is the core meaning of xiao. A person who learnt to obey and care for parents is able to extend that feeling to others outside the family. That makes xiao the root of ren — an exemplary behaviour towards all people. Hence learning how to behave in xiao way is first stage of Confucian self-developement. Traditionally ascribed to Confucius’ student Zengzi, Xiao Jing provides short but important insight into one of Confucian core ethical concepts.

  • Issue Year: 67/2019
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 119-138
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish