From early Confucian texts to aged care in China and abroad today: the evolution of filial piety and its implications

Li, Wendy Wen, Hodgetts, Darrin, Ho, Elsie, and Stolte, Ottilie (2010) From early Confucian texts to aged care in China and abroad today: the evolution of filial piety and its implications. Journal of US-China Public Administration, 7 (7). pp. 48-59.

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Abstract

Filial piety has remained a cornerstone of aged care in Chinese communities for at least 2,000 years. This paper reviews understandings and practices of filial piety in China and among Chinese migrants to western countries. Five dimensions of filial piety are considered: living arrangements, support, respect, ancestral worship and gender norms. Although the meaning of and practices associated with filial piety may have changed over time, the ideal of filial piety is still highly relevant to aged care in Chinese communities today.

Item ID: 18420
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: filial piety; Confucian; culture; Chinese immigrants; policy
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ISSN: 1548-6591
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2011 02:16
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing @ 40%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 30%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 30%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920502 Health Related to Ageing @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920503 Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups @ 50%
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