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CONTENTS Acknowledgements iii Contributors iv Introduction 1 1. The Evolution of the Concept of Filial Piety (Xiao) in the Laozi, the Zhuangzi, and the Guodian Bamboo Text Yucong IKEDA TOMOHISA 21 2. Filial Piety with a Vengeance: the Tension between Rites and Law in the Han ANNE CHENG 52 3. Reverent Caring: the Parent-Son Relationship in early Medieval Tales of Filial Offsprings KEITH KNAPP 80 4. Filial Devotion for Women: A Buddhist Testimony from Third Century China YUET KEUNG LO 134 5. Immortal Parents and Universal Kin: Family Values in Medieval Daoism LIVIA KOHN 172 6. Filial Piety and "Authentic Parents" in Religious Daoism MUGITANI KUNIO 208 7. Imperial Filial Piety as a Political Problem PATRICIA EBREY 230 8. From the Classic of Filial Piety to the Biographical Accounts of Filial Piety: Emperor Chengzu and Imperial Filial Piety of the Ming Dynasty LEE CHEUK YIN 264 9. Does Xiao Come Before Ren? ALAN K.L. CHAN 287 10. Filial Piety, Commiseration, and the Virtue of Ren SIN YEE CHAN 325 11. Filial Piety as Virtue PHILIP J. IVANHOE 353 12. Filial Piety as Respect for Tradition A. T. NUYEN 378 13. Reflections on Filiality, Nature, and Nurture LISA RAPHALS 399 14. Filial Daughters-In-Law: Questioning Confucian Filiality SOR-HOON TAN 419
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Filial piety China, Conduct of life